Sexual Harassment: News

05 Oct 2018


#MeToo hits Indian media, women are calling out predators

The #MeToo movement gave women the courage to speak up, the comfort to confront their harassers, and seeded the idea they will be heard.

04 Oct 2018


AIB comedian Utsav accused of sending sexually-explicit messages to minors

While Nana Patekar's sexual harassment story is still doing rounds, another similar story has surfaced.

03 Oct 2018


#BollywoodExposed: Who said what after Tanushree Dutta revealed her story

Tanushree Dutta created a stir after she exposed the dark side of the glamour world.

03 Oct 2018

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

'Kid' Shakti Kapoor's reaction on Tanushree's allegations is beyond disappointing

Bollywood celebrities are expected to speak up on matters, but they seem to have mastered the act of coming up with disappointing answers.

28 Sep 2018


After 377 struck down, ex-TISS student alleges he was raped

A former student of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, has filed a complaint with the institute's internal complaints committee, alleging that he was raped by a visiting speaker.

Despite second sexual harassment allegation, Brett Kavanaugh to stay put

US President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court has come under fire of late after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him.

25 Sep 2018


Jharkhand: Woman forced to pose for obscene photos in video

A group of six-seven men is under police radar for allegedly forcing a woman to pose for obscene photographs in a video after taking her husband hostage near Virajpur Railway station in Jharkhand.

25 Sep 2018

Delhi Police

Former national level Judo player arrested for harassment, stalking minor

On Sunday, the Delhi Police arrested a former national level Judo player from the Bhiwani district in Haryana for allegedly stalking and harassing women and girls.

25 Sep 2018


#MeToo impact: Bill Cosby due sentencing, accusers want jail-time

Bill Cosby's downfall remains one of the biggest achievements of the #MeToo movement.

24 Sep 2018


UP: Dalit woman leaves college after constant harassment by man

A 22-year-old Dalit woman had to leave college after being allegedly harassed by a man in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, police said today.

12 Sep 2018


#NoCountryForWomen? US travel-blogger was stalked, sexually harassed on India trip

Imagine you are on a dream trip to India but before you leave the country you remain trapped inside a hotel room. The reason? Perverted staff members of the hotel you are lodged at.

07 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Man accused of sexually harassing, torturing teenage sister acquitted

A court in Thane, Maharashtra has acquitted a 20-year-old man accused of sexually harassing and torturing his minor sister.

05 Sep 2018

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey will not be prosecuted for sexual harassment case

Kevin Spacey, who was embroiled in the #MeToo movement, will not be prosecuted for sexual harassment charges.

04 Sep 2018


CPI(M) to probe sexual harassment allegations against its MLA

Following a directive by the central leadership of the CPI(M), the Kerala unit of the party will probe charges of sexual harassment against its MLA PK Sasi.

28 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 17-year-old girl sexually harassed by youth in Muzaffarnagar

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly sexually harassed by a youth, who also tore her clothes when she was going to a shop in Muzaffarnagar, police said today.

27 Aug 2018


Bengaluru: Woman alleges Ola-driver masturbated during journey

In yet another traumatic incident, a 22-year-old woman alleged the driver of an Ola cab sexually harassed her on August 23, during her journey from Yelahanka to JP Nagar in Bengaluru.

24 Aug 2018


12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD

There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.

22 Aug 2018


Pune: Disturbed over eve-teasing, 16-year-old girl commits suicide

A teenage girl died today while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Baramati in Pune district, days after she allegedly attempted suicide over sexual harassment, the police said.

14 Aug 2018


Noida: 43 colleagues allegedly sexually-harassed engineer, sent obscene pictures

In a shocking incident, a female engineer working at an IT firm in Noida has alleged 43 of her colleagues sexually harassed her since November 2017.

09 Aug 2018


Top Indian-origin UN Women staffer sexually abused juniors, manipulated them

A UN official placed high up in the gender equality department was accused in 2017 of sexually abusing several juniors.

JNU professors accused of sexual-harassment get clean chit

JNU's Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), has cleared professors Mahendra P Lama and Rajesh Kharat of sexual harassment charges and instead issued warnings against complainants for 'advertising' the issue, IE reports.

15 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

#SexualHarassment: Air-India asked to replace panel-chief after air hostess's complaint

Delhi High Court has asked Air India to replace the chairperson of its panel looking into the sexual harassment allegations by an air hostess against one of its senior officials.

15 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

Center removes JNU professor accused of sexual harassment from EPCA

The Center has removed a JNU professor, accused of sexual harassment, from the Supreme Court-empowered Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution.

13 Jul 2018


Haryana suspends government benefits for 'rape accused.' Will it help?

Clamping down on sex offenders, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has announced that those accused of rape or sexual harassment will lose many government facilities, including driving/arms license, state scholarships, pension and more, till a verdict is out in the case.

07 Jul 2018


Canada PM Justin Trudeau accused of groping a journalist

On Friday, former journalist Rose Knight broke her silence to stand by her earlier anonymous statement that she had been groped by Canadian PM and avowed feminist Justin Trudeau in 2000, back when he wasn't into politics.

06 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: School principal arrested after camera found in girls' toilet

Police in UP nabbed a principal and three others after students reported that cameras had been secretly installed in a girls' toilet in the Maharajganj school.

04 Jul 2018

Crime Against Women

Former Congress employee accuses seniors of sexual harassment

In a blow to the Congress, a former member of its social media team has accused a senior of repeated sexual harassment, Asianet News reports.

UGC seeks data on sexual harassment complaints received by varsities

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all varsities and higher education institutions to furnish details of sexual harassment complaints received by them during the last academic year and their status.

01 Jul 2018


Let nuns perform sacrament of confession in Church: Kerala outfit

Citing the alleged sexual abuse of a married woman by five priests of a church, women members of a Kerala-based outfit have sought reform of the centuries-old method of the sacrament of confession, saying nuns be allowed to perform the penance for women.

27 Jun 2018


Muzaffarnagar: Youth attacks Dalit woman, mother for opposing sexual harassment

A 21-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly sexually harassed and her mother was attacked by a youth for opposing him at Bhokaheri village in Muzaffarnagar, police said today.

18 Jun 2018


#MeToo campaign futile in Bollywood if seniors don't speak-up: Huma

Actor Huma Qureshi believes the #MeToo campaign worked in Hollywood because a lot of senior female actors came forward with their stories of sexual harassment, something which has not happened in the Hindi film industry.

15 Jun 2018


Bihar University girls can now report sexual-harassment to Raj Bhavan

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik asking girls studying in Bihar universities to report directly to the Raj Bhavan any complaints of molestation or sexual harassment on campuses has triggered a political spat between opposition RJD and ruling JD(U).

15 Jun 2018


#MeToo effect: Netflix introduces crazy rules for actors

Those at the helm of Netflix have come up with a set of rules which they believe will create a safe and respectful working environment on sets.

11 Jun 2018


Haryana: Female IAS officer alleges sexual assault by senior

A female IAS officer posted in Haryana alleged on Sunday her senior sexually assaulted her, writing a detailed Facebook post.

05 Jun 2018

Crime Against Women

Bengaluru: Ola-driver molests, threatens gangrape if woman didn't strip

In a traumatic incident, a Bengaluru-based architect was molested, forced to strip and have her nude pictures clicked by her Ola driver, who threatened to get her gangraped if she didn't comply.

29 May 2018

Suresh Prabhu

Was sexually harassed for 6yrs; Air India did nothing: Air-hostess

In a letter to Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, an Air India (AI) airhostess has accused a senior executive of sexual harassment since six years.

25 May 2018


#MeToo: Eight women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment

Another top Hollywood name is in trouble over allegations of sexual misbehavior. Morgan Freeman constantly passed questionable remarks and often touched and stared inappropriately, they said.

10 more US employees allege sexual harassment by McDonald's management

The #MeToo movement has trickled down to the working-classes. Ten McDonald's employees from nine American cities have filed complaints against the giant in one week.

11 May 2018

Delhi Police

Form anti-sexual harassment panels in all HCs within 2-months: SC

Supreme Court today asked Chief Justices or acting Chief Justices of all High Courts to set up anti-sexual harassment committees in courts across the country within two months in accordance with a 2013 law.

09 May 2018

Crime Against Women

5 things women carry that can turn into effective weapons

We are living in times when rape and molestation have become daily news. Some women are even afraid to go out and travel short distances by themselves.