It’s easy to miss important news in the hectic daily schedule, so we have compiled a list of recent women-centric news you may have missed.
In the latest news, Gauhati high court has convicted a lawyer for contempt for his comments on the jewellery of a woman judge. Here are some more quick reads that will keep you up to date.
Women hold 36% of senior posts in Indian mid-market companies
Women hold 36% of senior management positions in mid-market companies in India, compared to 32% globally, a survey from Grant Thorton reveals. However, there is a big increase in the percentage of women occupying the chief executive officer (CEO)/ managing director (MD) and chief information officer (CIO) positions, there are no women in senior leadership positions in 5% of these Indian companies.
Gauhati HC Convicts Lawyer With Contempt For Calling Woman Judge
The Gauhati high court has convicted a lawyer for contempt for his comments on the jewellery of a woman judge and for demeaning her by comparing her to a “mythical character” – a demon.
Justice Kalyan Rai Surana and Justice Devashis Baruah in the suo motu case granted bail to the advocate on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and will conduct the sentencing hearing on March 20. The advocate, in his defence affidavit filed on January 17 pleaded guilty to the charge and also tendered an apology.
Pune Woman forced by in-laws to give menstrual blood for black magic
A 27-year-old woman in Pune lodged a complaint on Tuesday against her husband and in-laws for harassing and collecting her menstrual blood to perform ‘aghori pooja’. According to the complaint, the victim alleged that the accused forcibly took her menstrual blood during the Ganesh festival in 2022 to perform an Aghori pooja. The alleged crime took place in Beed district at the victim’s in-law’s residence and she lodged a complaint after she returned to her parents in Pune. She also complained of physical and mental harassment by the accused since June 2019.
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