Gandhi said women could complain through the “She Box” (shebox.nic.in), which provides single-window access to every woman, irrespective of work status, to register complaints related to sexual harassment. “I do not know how to swim”, added Akbar. The Indian Express newspaper that love new UK casino, published a report late on Tuesday in which five other named women – all journalists too – accused Akbar of inappropriate behaviour when he was an editor.
A senior functionary in the party said on condition of anonymity that Mahila Congress – the women’s wing of the party – will launch a nationwide campaign from tomorrow, starting from Akbar’s residence in New Delhi.
Nancy Erika Smith, an employment lawyer in New Jersey for almost four decades, said she is not surprised. He is now a Supreme Court justice. “But women are energized and angry and exhausted of being abused, paid less, kept out of power and silenced”.
The revelations of sexual misconduct that started in Hollywood spread across workplaces, governments and campuses, spawning investigations and toppling hundreds of high-profile men from positions of power around the world. It said it found more than a third of Americans still think their workplace fosters sexual harassment.
Speaking about the same, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah said that he fails to understand such men “who try to touch women without their consent”.
Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister for Woman and Child Development have also refrained from making any comment on the issue.
“For many years there was a burden on women, that even if they were humiliated verbally or by touch, the woman never used to speak up, even if she was 80 years old”.
“Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections”. She also mentioned how he told him people are fine with it which meant she shouldn’t resist it either.
India is in the midst of its #MeToo moment as leading figures from the country’s entertainment and media industries face a volley of accusations of sexual misconduct from growing numbers of women.
Almost 30 percent said it also would help to make it easier to sue by not requiring nondisclosure agreements and signed forced arbitration clauses.
But for India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement to take hold in the broader strata of Indian society, the 2013 sex harassment law must be implemented more broadly, said Sunieta Ojha, a lawyer who regularly conducts workshops on the law. Hundreds of millions of Indians also work in the informal economy, or in small businesses where official channels of complaint are scarce, and the #MeToo movement is unlikely to have much leverage.
“This change will take a long time”, Smith said.
“I believe in all of them”.