#MeToo: SC declines urgent hearing for FIRs based on allegations
October 22, 2018  12:06
The Supreme Court Monday declined urgent hearing on a PIL seeking the registration of FIRs based on allegations of sexual misconduct and assault levelled by women across various sectors, part of what is being referred to as India's #MeToo movement.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul told lawyer M L Sharma, who had filed the petition, that it will come up for hearing in the regular course.

Besides FIRs, the petition also seeks a direction to the National Commission for Women to give security and assistance to women who have come out in the open with their allegations. -- PTI

Image: MJ Akbar, MoS External Affairs, accused of sexual harassment by his former colleagues during his stint as an editor, resigned last week.
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