22 Oct 2018: #MeToo: SC declines urgent-hearing of PIL seeking registration of FIRs
The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a PIL seeking the registration of FIRs based on allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by women across various sectors, part of India's #MeToo movement.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul told lawyer ML Sharma, who had filed the petition, it will come up for hearing in the regular course.
Details: PIL also seeks security for women who have leveled allegations
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.
Last week, a Delhi court heard the defamation suit by MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani.
Ramani was the first journalist to take Akbar's name after the #MeToo storm hit Indian media.