Tehelka Case Highlights How Ineffective India's Sexual Assault Law Is

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 11:54 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore: The most recent news of sexual assault involving Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal, has not just rocked the entire media fraternity but also the entire nation. Various sections of the society now feel the need for the imposition of more stringent laws against sexual harassment at workplace in India, reports Amrutha Gayathri of Ibtimes.

Tarun Tejpal, the face of Tehelka, a magazine famous for investigative reporting, has been accused of allegedly assaulting his younger colleague at a Tehelka conference in Goa earlier this month.  This incident forced him to step down temporarily from his position.

Tejpal wrote in an email to Shoma Chaudhury, Tehelka’s managing editor, "A bad lapse of judgment, an awful misreading of the situation, have led to an unfortunate incident that rails against all we believe in and fight for... I have already unconditionally apologised for my misconduct to the concerned journalist, but I feel impelled to atone further," reports Ibtimes.

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