WCD Ministry Proposes to Set up Committee for #MeToo Complaints

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Her comments followed the recent bruising battle over U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation proceedings exploded in controversy when a California professor claimed he sexually assaulted her in 1982. And thus began India's #MeToo movement.

Over the past week, women have flooded social media with their experiences of harassment and sexual violence, with senior figures in entertainment and the media and a government minister under scrutiny.

The Network of Women in Media group called it a "watershed moment for all of us in journalism", and said it encouraged more women to "document their accounts without fear or inhibitions".

"It requires a complete change of attitude toward women and toward workplace ethics".

When should you make the complaint? He has denied the accusations and sent her a legal notice.

The complaint must be made within three months of the incident. Her complaint of sexual harassment was rejected by the internal complaints committee of the portal, after which she had moved the high court previous year. The man shall be punished with imprisonment for 1-3 years in addition to a fine.

IPC Section 354 (D): Stalking i.e. following someone with or without their knowledge.

Earlier this week, Maneka Gandhi said that she was happy that the #MeToo campaign has encouraged women to speak about crimes against them. The accused shall be punished with imprisonment for up to 2 years or fine or both.

IPC Section 509: Uttering words, gesture or act meant to harm the modesty of a woman shall be punished with imprisonment for 2 years or with fine, or both.

Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein, accusations against whom opened the floodgates of #Metoo, faces sexual assault charges in a NY case involving two women.

The committee can take action against the complainant in case of false allegation.

Also, a journalist has accused Sajid Khan of sexual harassment and stated that during an interview in the early 2000s, he talked to her in an inappropriate and sexual manner.

Your domestic help also comes under the act, considering your home her workplace.

Victims can depose before the committee about their complaints. The other partners apologized for mishandling her complaint. In case of death or physical or mental incapacity, her legal heir is allowed to do so. Any faculty member who receives a similar complaint must forward this to the ICC. Enraged by her the landlords of the community with an aim to teach her a lesson raped her repeatedly.

"We're going to have a lot more feminists sitting in those seats", Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "What is the point of alleging sexual abuse on a person 10 years later?" said BJP MP Udit Raj on Twitter.

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