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Molestation PunGurgaon, Aug 20 (Agency)

The Haryana Commission for Women Wednesday directed all offices to constitute a committee to hear complaints of sexual harassment and send all information online to the commission.

 

HCW chairperson Kamlesh Panchal said this while addressing a meeting of all heads of government offices in Gurgaon.

 

Additional Deputy Commissioner Pushpender Singh Chauhan said a district-level committee was being headed by him and till now it has received three complaints.

 

One complainant could not be traced, while the other two were being probed.

 

He said other members of the district-level committee were the city magistrate, deputy civil surgeon, programme officer of the Integrated Child Development Scheme and two members from NGOs.

 

MolestationNew Delhi, Aug 20 (Agency)

A 22-year-old woman from Darjeeling, working in a multinational company, was molested by two men near her home here, police said Wednesday.

 

The incident happened on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi. The victim was on her way to office.

 

The accused, both in their early 20s, are known to the victim and were waiting for her by the roadside. They misbehaved with her and molested her when she refused to talk to them.

 

Police said the accused have been identified and will be arrested soon.

Sikh On Motorcycle SikToronto, Aug 20 (Agency)

Sikhs in the Canadian province of Ontario will not be exempted from wearing helmets, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced.

 

The Canadian Sikh Association said it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans, the Toronto Star reported Wednesday.

 

"After careful deliberation, we have determined we will not grant this type of exemption as it will pose a road safety risk. Ultimately, the safety of Ontarians is my utmost priority, and I cannot justify setting that concern aside on this issue," Wynne was quoted as saying in a letter dated Aug 14.

 

"As you know, the issue of balance between religious accommodation and public safety has been considered by the courts in Ontario which, on this issue, have found that Ontario's mandatory helmet law does not infringe on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, nor the Ontario Human Rights Code," she said.

 

Manohar Singh Bal, secretary of the Canadian Sikh Association, said the group for almost four years been demanding exemption for Sikh riders on religious ground.

 

Jagmeet Singh, Member of Provincial Parliament of the New Democratic Party said he was "deeply disappointed by Premier Wynne's decision not to grant exemption to motorcycle helmet laws for turbaned Sikhs".