NewDelhi: National Commission for Women against Kozhikode sessions Court’s weird order. The Women’s Commission said that the observation and findings of the court are extremely unfortunate. Court has ignored the far-reaching effect of this order, said Rekha Sharma, Commission Chairperson. The Commission’s response is to the controversial remarks made while considering the bail plea in the attempted sexual harassment case against writer Sivic Chandran.
Earlier, court have observed that the clothes worn by the complainant were sexually suggestive and thus the charge against Sivic Chandran would not stand. Court’s controversial statement was while considering the anticipatory bail plea pf Civic Chandran. The observation of the court paved a way for discussion.
According to the photograph submitted to the court by the defendant along with the bail application, the clothes worn by the complainant exposed her body parts, said the court. Her dressing was a kind of something which stimulates the sexuality of the accused. Therefore, the court found that the complaint of attempted sexual harassment cannot stand.
The order was issued by Kozhikode sessions court judge S Krishnakumar. Earlier, bail was granted after considering the physical condition of Sivic Chandran. He told the court that he is 72 years old and needs the help of crutches to walk. Following this the court granted bail under several conditions. But the observation of the court about the victim’s dress is the cause of the defendant’s action, led to severe criticism. The court’s observation came on the basis of a complaint filed by a Dalit woman, a writer and teacher.