It’s high time for Sexual Intimidation Law
Posted July 27, 2010on:
Trapping high profile men in sexual harassment cases has become a trend in the very recent past. Reports from various quarters of government and non governmental organizations have exposed a lot of truth to the extent that society quit buying rape cases. More and more people are becoming legally literate to understand that what comes in the package of “rape” is not what they have been taught by movies, but its genuine consensual sex, being used as Rape after break up or to wreck vengeance or to make money.
May be this is the reason why we hear less about rape and that too GANG rapes, once in a long while, and hear quite often about sexual harassment cases. You might have noticed that since the Sexual harassment bill is on the table of parliamentary committee, this trend and its pace has increased all of a sudden and beyond our imagination. The peculiarity of those cases that came up since the bill is on the table is that, its all from the chosen sectors which the bill ought to give protection; Sports, Movie, Airline, Army, Educational institutions and even pubs! A wide majority of those cases are already proven prima facie false.
Instead of finding the reasons and orchestrators what Men should do is to demand a law to protect them and their family from such sexual intimidations. Below is the draft and will be submitted to the law commission through proper channel after public discussion. Let us all Indian citizens have an open discussion and make it fail proof and fool proof.
Section 503(A). Sexual intimidation
Any woman threatens a man with any unlawful and baseless allegations or files such complaints or publish through print or visual or electronic media, where such allegations are of sexual or obscene or illicit nature and to cause harm to his reputation, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that man is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that man, or to cause that man to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that man is legally entitled to do, or to eliminate or demote him from his profession, or to make monetary or professional gains, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits sexual intimidation.
Explanation-A threat to injure the reputation of any man in whom the woman threatened is interested, is within this section.
Section 506(A). Punishment for sexual intimidation
Whoever commits, the offence of sexual intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine not less than 10 lakhs, or with both;
If threat be to cause emotional hurt or suicide of the man or his relatives, or to cause death or grievous hurt by any person or relatives or friends of the woman who makes such threats etc.: -And if the threat be to cause the destruction of his family or any of his relationships, or to cause an offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to twelve years, or with fine not less than 25 lakhs, or with both.