An Insight Into Sexual Harassment In India’s Workplaces (Exclusive Interview)

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This past year has been an eventful one for the Indian women’s rights movement. Since the brutal gang rape and deathof a 23-year-old student in New Delhi in December 2012, the country has seen nation-wide activism against sexual violence and parliament responded with a watershed anti-rape law.

This past year has been an eventful one for the Indian women’s rights movement. Since the brutal gang rape and death of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi in December 2012, the country has seen nation-wide activism against sexual violence and parliament responded with a watershed anti-rape law.

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Last month Tarun Tejpal, the editor of India’s renowned investigative magazine Tehelka, was accused by a junior colleague of sexual assault and ‘rape’ (as defined in India’s new law).

Tejpal has since resigned as editor and currently faces trial in Goa.

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The Tehelka case has sparked widespread debate within the Indian media and society in general surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. Carbonated.TV spoke to Sonya Fatah, a freelance journalist in New Delhi via Skype, about the media hype and whether current public discourse will lead to any significant change in how organizations and the law address the issue. 

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