A horrific incident of sexual harassment by a Rapido rider was reported in Bengaluru, on July 22. Getting into the details, a woman activist booked a bike taxi after several auto cancellations, to reach home. The victim said, the Rapido biker came on a different bike than registered one and started masturbating midway, using one hand to ride. He also sent inappropriate 'Love you' messages to the victim.
A Tamil Nadu court convicted and sentenced Rajesh Das, the former Special Director-General of the state's police force, to three years imprisonment. On June 16, the court bench announced verdict in a sexual harassment case filed by a junior officer in February 2021. Das was also fined Rs 10,000. The court in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on cop who stopped FIR of the crime.
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The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against the Wrestlers Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. However, after the statement of one of the protestors' father and no concrete evidence of sexual assault, the Delhi Police sought cancellation of the chargesheet filed against the BJP MP. Notably, Brij Bhushan has been charged under several sections of the IPC, and POCSO Act. Meanwhile, wrestlers' demand is still same.
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The Directorate of Education, Delhi has initiated disciplinary proceedings against a vice principal of a city government school over complaints of sexual harassment by some women teachers. This comes after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) received several complaints of sexual and mental harassment against the vice principal (VP) of the school. The DCW with Delhi Police registered a case and launched an investigation into the matter.
Olympian and Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra expressed support to the wrestlers, who are protesting against the Wrestlers Federation of India (WFI) Chief. Alleging WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Sahani of sexual harassment and assault, wrestlers like Babita Phogat, Barjang Punia and others staged a protest at Jantar-Mantar, demanding FIR and action against WFI President. Reacting to this, Chopra said, "It hurts me to see our athletes on the streets… read-more
In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old female architect in Bengaluru jumped from a moving Rapido bike to save herself from a taxi driver. Getting into the details, the step was taken to escape the driver who sexually harassed her and attempted to take her to the wrong destination. The woman booked a rapid and on the pretext of checking the OTP, the driver took her phone and headed to Doddaballapura.
A bench of Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha sought a response from the Delhi Police in wrestlers' protest. In a notice, the Top Court noted “serious” allegations made by the players and asked for a report in demand of FIR. The court will take up the matter again on April 29. The matter reached SC after seven women wrestlers filed a petition, demanding orders.
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Wrestler Bajrang Punia continued his sit-in protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan, alleging him of sexual harassment. In the continued protest, wrestlers like Bajrang Punia, Babita Phogat and others welcomed political parties to join the #me too protest, demanding strict action against the WFI Chief. Earlier also the wrestlers association staged protest, but called off the protest at Jantar-Mantar, after… read-more
Assam Youth Congress chief Angkita Dutta was expelled on Saturday as per a statement from the party. The move came just days after she accused party president Srinivas BV of harassment earlier this week. The Congress leader was expelled after she complaint about sexual harassment against the senior leader of Assam. This is a breaking story, more details awaited.
Bollywood actress and "Delhi Crime" fame Shefali Shah shared an experience of harassment. She said, "I remember walking in a crowded market and being touched inappropriately and feeling crap about it. And, never ever saying anything because I wouldn’t say it was guilt but it’s just…shameful." She further added, such conversations get shoved up but should be spoken loud, normalizing it for victims to raise their voices, demanding… read-more