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Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace: Govt.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has released a handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. http://goo.gl/uWkQfT The Handbook is structured in six sections and addresses concepts such as ‘workplace’, ‘sexual harassment’, … Continue reading

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‘Soon before her death’ not synonymous with ‘immediately before’: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that the expression “soon before her death” as used under Section 304B of Indian Penal Code is a relative expression and is not synonymous with “immediately before”. Section 304B of … Continue reading

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NCW can’t act as a court: BHC

The Bombay High Court recently ruled that the National Commission for Women (“NCW”) does not have “unbridled power” and is not entitled to arrive at final conclusions or grant reliefs that a civil or criminal court can. The Court’s ruling … Continue reading

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Arrests cannot be made in a routine manner: SC

Expressing concerns over the misuse of the law to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives, the Supreme Court of India said that the arrests cannot be made in a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of India issues directions against eve-teasing

Finding the provisions of Protection of Woman against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010 (still pending with the Parliament) not sufficient to curb eve-teasing, the Supreme Court of India issued the following directions: – (1) All the State Governments and … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court of India issues further directions until legislative enactment on the subject of sexual harassment is in place

In an important decision, a large Bench of the Supreme Court of India has issued further necessary directions until legislative enactment (The Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Bill, 2010 is still pending in Parliament) on the … Continue reading

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