Tehelka Case Highlights How Ineffective India's Sexual Assault Law Is
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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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1: I studies the entire case , it is not a day that he has been harassing hence TEJPAL should be given life-imprisonment
Posted by:Vijaya Shanbhag - 10 Dec, 2013
2: Each and every girl should become bold and courageous to bring to the front such types of sexual misconduct, then only NO MAN shall dare to harass a Woman. Tejpal should be given life imprisonment and should not be spared.
Posted by:Vijaya Shanbhg - 10 Dec, 2013
3: Persons LIKE TEJPAL should be arrested LIFE IMPRISONMENT plus " compensation to the girl "
Posted by:vijaya s - 01 Dec, 2013
4: 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.
I refuse to the text mentioned above for its authenticity.FOR PERSONALLY FEEL THAT THE WHOLE INCIDENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO MALIGN THE COUNTRY'S LONE WHISTLE BLOWER WHILE SEEKING HIS HONORABLE COMMENT I REQUEST SANJAY MITRA -THE CHIEF SECRETARY TO COMMENT ON THE FACT THAT WHY Mr. TEJPAL WAS ARRESTED WHEN HE TOO WAS COOPERATING WITH THE LAW ? DE FACTO HE HIMSELF WENT TO CRME BRANCH WITHOUT BEING SUMMONED IS ENOUGH TO PROVE THAT OF HIS INTENTION.
Posted by:SHAMIT - 01 Dec, 2013
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