The Vishakha Guidelines issued by the Honourable Supreme Court in 1997 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 ("POSH Act") have clearly laid down the steps to be taken to protect women at their workplaces.
Around 20 journalists came forward and alleged the former editor of sexual harassment under #MeToo campaign on social media.
Akbar was a prominent editor who founded several publications including the Asian Age.
Akbar has filed a defamation suit against her.
Defamation can be a criminal charge in India, and a conviction can carry up to two years in jail.
Cases typically drag on for years in India's overstretched legal system. A message was sent to the BJP that the RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat would be speaking against Akbar at the Vijayadashami speech f there was no resignation. "Not all victims have the emotional fortitude to withstand the rigors of a criminal trial in India".
We also have a robust court system in place, including defamation laws, so that if there are questions as to the accuracy of allegations made, these can be tested in court.
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Akbar earlier dismissed Ramani's accusations and said he would sue for defamation.
Today, Akbar's counsel said in court that she wouldn't read out the Vogue article to avoid offending "delicate sensibilities".
Akbar's denial and decision to pursue criminal action against Ramani led to a swell of sympathy for his accusers.
Ramani's husband, journalist Samar Halarnkar, wrote a column on Tuesday saying the lawsuit was being used to "intimidate her, and through her to intimidate the others who have spoken up and silence others who have not".
In the case of numerous recent complaints against journalists, actors and other public figures, many of which were made under the #MeToo hashtag on social media, the accusations related to incidents that happened years ago. At least one other anonymous account is believed to be about him.
On Sunday, Akbar rejected sexual harassment claims and said they were "false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice".
"The allegations against him should be properly investigated", Athawale said.