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Updated: December 4, 2013 02:12 IST

Yet to decide on quitting rights panel, says Ganguly

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Justice A.K. Ganguly
Justice A.K. Ganguly

In the eye of the storm following allegations of sexual harassment by a woman law intern, the retired Supreme Court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly said here on Tuesday that he had not taken a decision on whether he should resign as chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC).

“I have not taken a decision on this issue,” he told The Hindu.

Even though he has denied the allegations after his name was mentioned in connection with allegations of sexual harassment on November 29, demands that he resign have been raised in certain quarters.

“I am denying the allegations…I am shocked and shattered at it,” he said the day the allegations were made publicly linking his name with the alleged incident.

Justice Ganguly has been serving as chairperson of the State’s human rights panel since April 2012.

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All persons who level allegations against Mr.Gnguly and all persons who say that Mr.Ganguly should he angle resign should be invesigated from the angle of their connection to 2G spectrun case.CBI investigation is a must.

from:  varadh
Posted on: Dec 3, 2013 at 23:58 IST

While it is no body’s case that Justice Ganguli’s alleged guilt of
sexual harassment should not be thoroughly investigated, the kind of
media inquisition that is going on in TV news channels should be
stopped. Soli Sorabjee & Justice Kabir are right that one
automatically does not resign on the basis of allegations.We should
allow Justice Ganguli to take his own decision whether he should
resign, or go on leave or stay put during investigation.

However it is amusing to go through the comments of leader of the
opposition in Lok Sabha, Ms. Sushma Swaraj that - not only Caesar’s
wife but Caesar too must be above suspicion!Does she have the same
yardstick for Amit Shah & his Saheb; who purportedly is none other
than Chief Minster of Gujarat who in fact is treated as more than a
CAESAR by his followers? Since the answer to this is an obvious NO,
this statement from her against Justice Ganguli then amounts to not a
voice of conscience but an attempt at playing to her Women Voter’s
GALLERY!

from:  Shahabuddin Nadeem
Posted on: Dec 3, 2013 at 21:59 IST

How can anyone claim that the allegations are baseless ? A young
courageous lady has pointed the finger against former SC judge
A.K.Ganguly.

from:  C D Kuruvilla
Posted on: Dec 3, 2013 at 21:13 IST

The womenfolk is always at the receiving end including sexual bias ,
assault,and abuse. Inspite of laws enacted to protect their modesty,
the assault continues in one way or other. At the same time, while the
protective mechanism is available, I think it has to be precise in
application without any ambiquity. Time frame should be there. The
law intern who was affected by Justice Ganguly should have taken to
the course of law of which she herself is a student,immediately,for
justice instead of blogging it. Then truth would have been out in
black and white and unnecessary controversy and debate that surmounts
Ganguly would have been avoided. If law learners themselves behave
like this for justice, what can be said of the common man on the
street.Only confusion and contradiction prevails .Are we to believe an
honest Judge or the affected person ? the answer lies in the outcome
of SC's enquiry report. Till then no one should be shown an accused
finger, for judge also needs justice..

from:  j narayanan
Posted on: Dec 3, 2013 at 20:49 IST
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