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IWPC hosts open house to discuss rising sexual harassment incidents

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In the wake of the the #MeToo movement, the held an open house discussion Friday on the increasing instances of of women and the threat of suits faced by complainants.

T K Rajalakshmi, of the (IWPC), said a report and final decisions taken at the discussion will be forwarded to the Group of Ministers (GoM) that was constituted last month by the government to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent at workplaces.

The queries at the discussion were addressed by Kirti Singh.

Some of the takeaways of the discussion were strengthening of the POSH (The of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and doing away of criminal

The discussion also stressed on the need for employers to blacklist employees regularly found guilty of sexual harassment and any time a woman makes a complaint it should be taken up.

Allegations of sexual harassment against prominent people in various fields have come to light under India's online "#MeToo" movement, which started with accusing fellow -- -- of harassing her during the shooting of a Bollywood film in 2008.

M J Akbar, former Minister of State for External Affairs, film-makers Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, and are among those who have been accused of sexual misconduct. They have denied the allegations.

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First Published: Fri, November 23 2018. 23:20 IST