Delhi School Lets Off Teacher Accused Of Sexual Harassment After Resignation, Faces Delhi HC’s Wrath
By Team Legistify / 2017-12-04

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“In the present case, the manner in which the school authorities have handled the number of sexual harassment complaints received from young girls and their parents, really shocks our conscience”, said the Bench. The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, scorned at the way in which a school in Delhi handled the sexual harassment complaints received by it and directed it to forward all the complaints to the Police....

The Bench comprising Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Deepa Sharma observed, “The School is an institution of learning where the child is prepared and groomed for the Society. It is the duty of every School to provide safe and healthy atmosphere for the psychological, cognitive and behavioral development of the children…...

Children spend considerable time of their day at School. It is the responsibility of the School Management to provide safe and secure environment to the children and also to prevent them from any danger or harassment. The Management of the School should ensure that the adults who work in the School do not pose a risk to children. If the children face any harassment or untoward behavior and they report to their school administration, it is their duty to deal with such matters strictly...”


The Court was hearing a Petition filed by Mr. Anirudh Kumar Pandey, who was employed as a music teacher at Modern Public School, Delhi. In September, 2000, he was accused of outraging the modesty of female students and misbehaving with lady teachers, after which he submitted his resignation instead of offering an explanation against the accusations.

Mr. Pandey had now petitioned the Court submitting that the resignation was withdrawn by him before it was admitted by the Director of Education. He had contended that the resignation was not voluntary and was extracted from him through coercion and duress.


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