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#MeToo: Accused persons moves HC to restrain accuser from using social media to highlight her case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An issue relating to #MeToo campaign reached the on Thursday with some persons facing accusations of seeking to restrain the accuser from airing her alleged ordeal on or any other platform.

A bench of and Justice V K Rao directed both sides to refrain from making comments on the issue or disclosing identities of those involved on the

The court also directed them not to give interviews to regarding the inter-se dispute and restrained any third party from broadcasting on their opinion on the issue.

The order came on an application moved by the private persons against whom the woman had levelled allegations of

The application contended that the woman was disclosing identities of persons involved in the matter despite a high court order to the contrary.

The woman, a journalist, had contended that she was sexually harassed while working with an portal.

When her complaint of was rejected by the portal's internal complaints committee, she had last year moved the high court which had ordered that identities of all persons involved in the matter be kept confidential.

Now, during the #MeToo movement, she took to and to air her case and named all those involved in the matter.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:15 IST