Enforcement of sexual harassment law lacking, says India’s Supreme Court
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Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

India’s Supreme Court has expressed deep concern over the “sorry state of affairs” surrounding “serious lapses” in the enforcement of a workplace anti-sexual harassment law, a decade since its enactment.

The comments were made last Friday in a case involving Aureliano Fernandes, a political science lecturer and former department head at Goa University, who appealed a lower court’s decision related to multiple “serious” allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by multiple students in March 2009.