Indira Jaising barred from NLIU event in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 16, 2015 00:46 IST
Indira Jaising

In an unusual turn of event at National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal former additional solicitor general of India and senior lawyer Indira Jaising was not allowed to address at a training programme which began at the institute on Tuesday.

The two-day training programme has been jointly organised by UN Women, an NGO Lawyers Collective, government of MP and another organization Taal on sexual harassment of woman at workplaces.

Indira Jaising is counsel for some Vyapam scam whistleblowers. The words did the rounds that she could not address the training programme as the state government didn’t clear her name.

Indira Jaising told the HT, “I was to speak at an inauguration of a WCD (Woman and Child Development) function partnering with UN Women and Lawyers Collective. I was told there is no government approval for me.”

NLIU registrar refused to comment on the same. He said the programme organizer Raka Arya should be contacted to get details. However, Arya didn’t respond to calls.

Woman and child development minister Maya Singh, however, said her department didn’t organize the event but what she knew was that the speakers’ names didn’t include Indira Jaising’s name.

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