Legal And Judicial Innovations Just A Formality Or A Step Ahead?

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Legal and Judicial Innovations-just a formality or a step ahead?
INTRODUCTION
“That country and that nation that do not respect women have never become great, nor ever be in future”.
Swami Vivekananda
The Constitution of India guarantees fundamental right to equality to women. It states that women have the fundamental rights to life with human dignity, to equality, and to work in ones chosen profession or trade. The right to human dignity included protection from sexual harassment. Article 42 emphasises that the “State shall make provision for securing just and humane conditions of work and for maternity relief”. The Constitution guarantees certain fundamental freedom to women as it considers that as a bedrock for democracy. In spite of these constitutional guarantees, the Indian society even after more than six decades since Independence considers women as subservient to men. Sexual harassment is rampant in the society including the workplace.
Workplace harassment is rife and it is affecting women at large scale. It is time to stop blaming the victims and start taking the issue seriously and in a meaningful manner. Sexual harassment at workplace often goes unreported as people fear that they may lose their jobs or damages their future career if they 'rock the boat '.
Workplace sexual harassment is one of the most difficult and insidious issues to tackle because of their vulnerability. What is worse is that even when victims muster courage to come forward, they are

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