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Public hearings of #MeToo cases soon: Maneka Gandhi

Public hearings of #MeToo cases soon: Maneka Gandhi
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Says she believes in all of them

New Delhi:   After a lot of hue and cry, the Govt is finally going to conduct the public hearings into #MeToo cases wherein women have alleged sexual misconduct by men.

Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi said that the Govt will form a four-member committee of retired judges to look into such cases

“Will form a four-member committee of retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases,” Gandhi said.

The Minister also said she believes in all the women who have come out with complaints of sexual harassment, adding that her ministry will soon propose a committee with senior judicial and legal persons as members to look into all issues emanating from the #MeToo campaign.

“I believe in all of them. I believe in the pain and trauma behind every single complainant.

“I am proposing to set up a committee with senior judicial and legal persons as members to look into all issues emanating from the #MeToo campaign,” she said in an interview to PTI.

The committee will look into the legal and institutional framework which is in place for handling complaints of sexual harassment, including some of the complaints if required, and advise the ministry on how to strengthen these, she said.  PTI

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