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Indian Supreme Court building in New Delhi. File photo. Reuters
Protesters on Monday gathered outside the Supreme Court complex demanding an independent probe into the sexual harassment allegation raised against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.
None of the apex court judges have initiated hearings in their respective courtrooms, which is unusual as the top court is in session by 10.30am usually.
Indo-Asian News Service
A former court assistant accused chief justice Ranjan Gogoi of having made unwanted sexual advances last year, the most high-profile case in a wave of sexual harassment accusations after a #metoo movement swept the country.
Dozens of protesters gathered outside India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday, a day after a panel of judges dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against the chief justice, carrying placards demanding a new and impartial investigation.
Several dozen employees of India’s highest court gathered on Wednesday to express support for the chief justice, days after an in-house inquiry cleared him of sexually assaulting a former staffer.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde also indicated the probability of constituting a Constitution Bench to take up the matter on the next date of hearing.
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