Supreme Court Takes Note of Sexual Harassment Complaint by Former Woman Judge, Seeks Response From MP HC
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New Delhi, October 12: The Supreme Court has ordered notice against Madhya Pradesh High Court judge over former woman judge's plea to reinstate her. According to a report on CNN News, SC will hear the case against the judge after six weeks. The Apex Court on Friday, issued a notice against a retired MP High Court judge, who was accused of sexually harassing a former woman judicial officer. Soli Sorabjee Next Casualty of #MeToo Storm? PIL in Supreme Court Accuses Ex-AG of Sexual Assault.

The woman had resigned in 2014 after allegedly being harassed by the HC judge and had moved the top court recently, wanting reinstatement to "secure her fundamental right to employment and to work and carry on her profession". While hearing the case today, the committee said that although sexual harassment couldn't be proved, her transfer was wrong.

According to various reports, the former judicial officer had alleged that the judge, who was at the time her supervisor, had sexually harassed her from December 2013 till after her resignation on July 17, 2014. On confronting the accused, she alleged that the woman judge was subjected to "victimisation", culminating in her transfer from Gwalior to Sidhi. Over the last few weeks, various well-known personalities have come forward to name and shame their predators. #MeToo movement is gaining momentum on social media as more and more women are coming front to share their horrifying sexual harassment ordeal.