more-inRecently, an online petition was initiated by Susnata Karmakar, a PhD Student at the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, regarding a sexual harassment case in the institute. Reluctance to punishIn another case, Marie (name changed), a post-doctoral fellow at Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, complained to the ICC that the faculty member was engaging in inappropriate behaviour. The post-doc has left the institute and the council reprimanded the faculty member. At another research institute at Kolkata, the faculty member filed a lawsuit against the institute as well as individual members of the ICC. Geeta Ramaseshan, advocate, says that Section 14 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act allows such an option to the perpetrator.
Source: The Hindu November 14, 2017 16:07 UTC