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Protest at SFRTI continues; Students demand justice and a safe educational environment

The students of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) in Kolkata have been protesting for more than 10 days now, starting from June 5, 2023, and are constantly questioning the institute’s authority regarding their lenient approach while dealing with the cases of sexual harassment. The students have expressed dissatisfaction with the functioning of the […]

The Tejpal Acquittal: NWMI’s Critique of the Judgement

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) critiques the trail court judgement acquitting Tarun Tejpal, chief editor of Tehelka magazine, charged in 2013, of rape and sexual harassment of a young woman journalist working in the same magazine, as a grave miscarriage of justice, with the court putting the victim on trial, persistently shaming […]

CPDR-TN condemns the atrocious behaviour of Mr. Soundararajan for his intimidation and attempted molestation of the female student of his department.

Madras University students are facing shocking vindictiveness from the administration as a penalization for protesting against excess hostel fee. Not only attempts were made to detain the protesting students in their last semester, the HoD of the Department of History and Archaeology, Mr. Soundararajan verbally and physically abused them and physically molested several woman students. […]

The acquittal of Priya Ramani is not a battle won

While Priya Ramani’s acquittal seems like a victory, let us not forget the woman was on trial, like she always is, writes Pritha Paul.   Criminal defamation, a colonial law enacted by the British, to stifle any voice of dissent, is one that has been used often by powerful members of the modern, democratic Indian […]

Comrade, Outsider: Towards a Gender-Sensitized Space in Kolkata’s Student-Youth Progressive Politics

This piece discusses the recent sexual harassment allegations against a popular political figure in Kolkata’s student-youth spaces of activism. Engaging with the political concerns which came up in the context of this event, Jigisha Bhattacharya addresses the gendered nature of Kolkata’s universities and activist cultures, while focusing particularly on Presidency University. Simultaneously, she explores the […]

Jadavpur University Research Scholar Alleges Sexual Harassment by Faculty Member, University Authorities Silent

It has come to our knowledge that last month a young woman research scholar  lodged a complaint against her supervisor– a faculty member in Jadavpur University, alleging that he has repeatedly harassed her, taking advantage of his position. Following the protracted harassment she resigned from her research assistant position in September, yet no steps have […]

থিয়েটারে মেয়েদের নিরাপত্তা

২৭ অক্টোবর কলকাতার রাণু ছায়া মঞ্চে থিয়েটার কর্মীদের একটি ছোট জমায়েতে সেক্সুয়াল হ্যারাসমেন্ট‌ প্রসঙ্গে আলোচনা হল। থিয়েটার প্রচলিত অর্থে চাকরিজগত নয়। উপরন্তু এতে শরীর-মনের যৌথ উপস্থিতিতে সৃষ্টির একটি ধরন রয়েছে, যা  হ্যারাসমেন্ট‌ সম্পর্কিত ঘটনাগুলিকে আরও জটিল করে তোলে। তাই থিয়েটার জগতে এই প্রসঙ্গে প্রকৃত অর্থে খোলাখুলি যুক্তিসম্মত আলোচনা হয়ে ওঠে না। এই প্রথাকে প্রশ্ন করেই এই […]

Toxic Masculinity, Symbiosis Law School, #Metoo and the Eviction of Two Women Students

Last week, on the eve of their exams, two students were evicted from their hostels at this elite law school in Hyderabad, after they made social media posts alleging sexual harassment by a professor, and administrative complicity in shielding him. In conversations with a member of GroundXero they discussed their experiences and the campus climate […]

#MeToo: Navbharat Times’ Journalist fights against Harassment in Workplace

In Mumbai, Navbharat Times (Hindi organ of Times of India) journalist Anita Shukla had filed a complaint of sexual harassment against one of the senior editors, and three others. The Internal Complaints Committee of Navbharat Times conducted a disputed enquiry, where according to the complainant, the Visakha Guidelines against Harassment at Workplace were blatantly violated. […]

Workers’ Unions and Social Activists Petition Haryana CM to Ensure Women’s Safety

Several workers’ union, youth organizations and social activists in Gurgaon (Haryana) protested against the recent gang rape of a school student and submitted a petition to the state Chief Minister with specific demands to ensure women’s safety in the state. A report by terminated workers, Maruti Suzuki.   On 20th September, 2018 Krantikari Naujawan Sabha […]

Three Years of Pinjra Tod – A Conversation with Two Activists at Jamia

Today marks the third anniversary of Pinjra Tod, an autonomous women’s collective started by students new to Delhi, which, amongst other things, fights for secure, affordable, non-restrictive and non gender-discriminatory housing! GroundXero spoke to two Pinjra Tod activists at Jamia Millia Islamia about the current struggles there, its longer history, the broader political climate on […]

Online Harassment of Women Activists : in Conversation with POW Convenor V. Sandhya

V Sandhya, National Convenor of the Progressive Organisation of Women (POW), has been facing a recent spate of death and rape threats from Hindutva forces. A member of the GroundXero team met her at her apartment in Hyderabad on 16th July. In conversation with GroundXero V. Sandhya speaks about the controversy surrounding Kathi Mahesh’ comments […]