Women and Child Development ministry to form legal experts panel to look into #MeToo


Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that her Ministry plans to set up a panel of legal experts to look into allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced in the #MeToo campaign.

Stating that she believed in all the women who have come out with complaints of sexual harassment, she was quoted as saying that she believed in the pain and trauma of every complainant.

The committee will look into the legal and institutional framework which is in place for handling complaints of sexual harassment, including some of the complaints if required, and advise the ministry on how to strengthen these, she said.


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