Important for courts to remain sensitive when dealing with victims of sexual harassment: SC

Updated: Aug 12 2022 8:21PM

New Delhi, Aug 12 (PTI) The Supreme Court has said that it is important for all courts to remain sensitive to the trauma, societal shame, and unwarranted stigma attached to victims of sexual harassment while ensuring that the process of attempting to bring perpetrators to justice is not onerous for the aggrieved persons.

It said that especially in cases where the police fail to address the grievance of such sexual complainants, the Courts have an important responsibility and the trial court should complete cross-examination in one sitting, as far as possible.

The apex court said police should put the complainant at ease and try to create an atmosphere free from fear.