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CJI sexual harassment charge: women protest outside SC seeking his resignation

Heavy deployment of police for women’s demonstration outside Supreme Court, against CJI being cleared of sexual harassment charges, New Delhi, Tuesday May 7, 2019

Heavy deployment of police for women’s demonstration outside Supreme Court, against CJI being cleared of sexual harassment charges, New Delhi, Tuesday May 7, 2019   | Photo Credit: Shinjini Ghosh

Raising questions over the clean chit given to CJI Ranjan Gogoi by an in-house committee over sexual harassment charges, those present said the ‘justice system is in danger’.

Amidst heavy deployment of police, several women on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Supreme Court, demanding Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi’s resignation.

However, police whisked away the protesters.

Raising questions over the clean chit given to the CJI by an in-house committee over sexual harassment charges against him, those present said the “justice system is in danger.”

Activist Annie Raja said, “Women have waged a struggle for very long and will continue to do so for their rights. The SC committee has violated all existing norms. We want a transparent enquiry. We want to protect the justice system. If the SC itself is violating norms, then there will be no value in the system left.” She was also whisked away by the police.

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