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New law on sexual harassment

delhi Updated: Aug 16, 2009 00:49 IST
Chetan Chauhan
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times

Under the proposed sexual harassment law, each district will have to constitute a complaint committee to inquire into allegations. Its verdict will be binding on government and private organisations.

The Women and Child Development ministry has also convinced the National Commission for Women, which drafted the law, that the deterrent provision will be used only when it is proved beyond doubt that the allegation is on malafide grounds.

The commission is agreeable to the clause as long as it is not used to prevent women from lodging sexual harassment complaints, said its chairperson Girija Vyas.