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2017 12:47 pm Baahubali: The Conclusion- Get Ready for never before war experience.” The filmmakers are also set to host a pre-release event in Hyderabad today,false? It is important to note here that no other law has provisions to penalise the complainant if her accusations are not proved Provisions for compensation and the redressal of grievances also need to be revised Section 15 of the billfor instanceshould delineate the procedure and fix responsibility for compensation The fine of Rs 50000mentioned in Section 26is too paltry The amount fined must be commensurate with the net worth of the company A new section should be added to the bill to ensure that employers cover damages if the complainant has lost her job or been denied promotion because of harassment The bill should also ensure that the complainant is not pressured into conciliation with the employers and forced to withdraw charges Howevercases of sexual harassment reported to the complaints committee at the workplace may be addressed through non-formal meanssuch as warnings to the accused or discussions between complainant and harasser The scope of the billin terms of the workplaces it coversshould also be discussed further While the demand for the inclusion of domestic workers has been acceptedthe bill leaves out agricultural workerswho form a large part of the unorganised sector Women working in fisheries and forests as well as those employed in construction sitesstations and trains must be brought within the purview of the bill Women employees in the armed forces should also be covered There are other flaws For instanceSection 9 (1) says that the complaint must be made within three months of the offence But research reveals that the social stigma faced by victims of sexual harassment and the fear of negative repercussions on their jobs make women hesitant to complain If and when they do manage to pluck up the courage to complainthe stipulated time period might already be over The bill should also have a section to protect women from the possible repercussions of making a complaint After allit is not uncommon for an employer to retaliate by terminating the complainants contracteffecting a forced transfer or denying promotion FinallySection 16 of the bill prohibits revealing the identity of the accusedeven if he is found guilty of sexual harassment This is warped logicand appears to be an attempt to shield the men who are guilty of harassment in the workplace Much remains to be done to achieve justice for women affected by sexual harassmentand to prevent the offence in the first place The Supreme Courts Vishaka judgment of 1997and other judgments following ithave laid a strong foundation for prosecuting the offence Howeverchange must start at the individual level gender equality and human rights must be respected by each one of us The writer is a research scholar at the Tata Institute of Social [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News5 crore towards reimbursing the medical bills and the remaining amount had to be submitted to the treasury on account of the financial year closing. and not just the crime per se. merely on the grounds that they physically committed the crime ‘like an adult would’. has dropped his serious persona.” Aamir has an answer to that as well, 2016 (Aims to constitute a National Surrogacy Board, 2016 (Proposes that illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.

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