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Changing the Terms of the Discourse by Kumud Sharma

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Vishaka and Others v. State of Rajasthan and Others

(AIR 1997 SUPREME COURT 3011)

J.S. Verma C.J.I., Mrs. Sujata V.

Manohar and B.N. Kirpal. JJ.

VERMA, C.J.I.

 

1. This writ petition has been filed for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of working women under Arts. 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India in view of the prevailing climate in which the violation of these rights is not uncommon. With the increasing awareness and emphasis on gender justice, there is increase in the effort to guard against such violations: and the resentment towards incidents of sexual harassment is also increasing. The present petition has been brought as a class action by certain social activists and NGOs with the aim of focussing attention towards this ...

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