Allahabad: Taking a serious note of initiatives to stop sexual harassment against women in private and government offices, Allahabad High Court posed questions to the Uttar Pradesh government during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL).

“What measures have been taken by the Centre and state governments to stop sexual harassment cases against women? What steps are taken by the government in compliance with Supreme Court orders passed in Vishaka’s case,” asked the high court.

The high court has directed the state government to file its reply.

A bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Pankaj Mittal was hearing a PIL filed by students working with Human Rights Law Network of Allahabad University.

In the PIL, students stated that there was no complaint committee for sexual harassment cases in females and if it is established anywhere, it is not active.

JPN/Bureau