Friday, April 26, 2013

Woman: Namrata Das' decade long fight for justice against Sexual Harassment at workplace (Episode 237, 238, 239 on 26th, 27th, 28th Apr 2013)

Let us not pray to be sheltered from
danger but to be fearless
when facing them
- Rabindranath Tagore



Mumbai, 2002
Namrta Das (real name Rina Mukherjee and played by Gauri Yadav Tonk) who had interest in writing from her college, completed her diploma in journalism from Mumbai. After the birth of her daughter she chose to be a full time house wife.

The time flows and in 2002 when her daughter was near 4-5 year old, she decided to put her career back on track and joins a well known news paper "The Awakened" (real name of news media is The Statesman). She is working under her supervisor Ashok Purohit (news coordinator at The Statesman, Ishan Joshi in real and played by Vishal Puri) and after some times she starts feeling that Ashok is taking interest in her. He tries to touch her every possible moment. Her colleagues are also looking at these odd activities but no one is able to oppose him because of his position. After too much harassment she files a complain to a NGO who helps women in these types of cases.

 Copy of complaint letter to 
The Statesman's management by Rina
नम्रता दास (वास्तविक नाम रीना मुख़र्जी) को कॉलेज के समय से ही लिखने का शौक था, इसी शौक के चलते वो मुंबई से जर्नलिज्म का डिप्लोमा भी करती है. शादी के बाद एक बेटी को जन्म देने के बाद वो हॉउस वाइफ की जिंदगी बिता रही है. जब उसकी बेटी ४-5 साल की हो जाती है तब वो नौकरी करने की सोचती है. उसका पति उसे सपोर्ट करता है और वो "दी अवेकन"(जानामन अखबार दी स्टेट्समैन) नाम के एक नामचीन अख़बार में नौकरी शुरू करती है. आफिस में उसका बॉस अशोक पुरोहित (वास्तविक नाम इशान जोशी) है जो की हमेशा उसके करीब रहने की कोशिश करता रहता है. नम्रता कुछ समय तक को उसकी इन हरकतों को नज़रंदाज़ करती है मगर धीरे धीरे उसकी हरकते बढती जाती है. अब अशोक आफिस स्टाफ के सामने भी उसे छूने की कोशिश करता है. एक शाम अशोक के घर पार्टी होती है. उस पार्टी में वो आफिस से सभी लोगों को आमंत्रित करता है और मौका मिलने पर वो नम्रता की साथ छेड़खानी करने को कोशिश करता है. नम्रता वो पार्टी छोड़ के चली जाती है.

बाद में वो न्यूज़ पेपर के हेड को अशोक की हरकतों के बारे में बताती है मगर वो भी उसका साथ नहीं देते हैं और कोम्प्रोमाईज़ करने को बोलते हैं. नम्रता को नौकरी से निकल दिया जाता है ये कह कर की उसकी पर्फोर्मंस अच्छी नहीं है. अब नम्रता एक एन जी ओ में अशोक के खिलाफ केस दर्ज करती है.


YouTube:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzp-9xopil4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFxeh_C-b4s
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sBCKtHWHgI

SonyLiv:
Part 1: http://www.sonyliv.com/watch/thriller-woman-part-i-ep-237-apr-26-2013
Part 2: http://www.sonyliv.com/watch/thriller-woman-part-2-ep-238-apr-27-2013
Part 3: http://www.sonyliv.com/watch/thriller-woman-part-iii-ep-239-apr-28-2013

Let's watch Namrta's decade long fight for justice. Here is the inside story of the case:
http://thrill-suspense.blogspot.com/2013/04/crime-patrol-bengal-network-rina.html

8 comments:

  1. These kind of bast**d people are there every here and there
    There should be quick descision in these scenarios
    10 years is a pretty big time
    Atleast late than never was a good thing though

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  2. I had seen namrata das case of sexual harrasment...and first of all i would like to congratulate mrs.namarata das for winning the case against this awaken compny...and would like to say that namrata das was really brave woman who has fight till decade and also thanks to crime patrol for showing such cases...so that it is really give realisation forcomman people that if they want to fight against injustice they can fight and win....its really sad to know that our courts are inefficient as courts process is very slow and tidious...

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  3. We need to know the actual media house name

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  4. I found it.
    The actual media house is THE STATESMAN.
    http://indiatogether.org/2013/apr/wom-harassmen.htm

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  5. I followed the 3 episodes because it is very much relevant for women at work place. For years we have been going through such kind of behaviour and have no guts. Congrats to Namrata Das/Rina Mukherjee for showing true courage, you are an inspiration to all women. Besides Sexual Harrasment we should also have a cell called mental harrasment at work.

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  6. Laurels to Rinaji, only because she kept her LONELY fight on for so many years.
    Her testing period was too long. But she kept her grace under pressure. which is in a way an insurmountable task.Really as u were saying to samirda we would like to say u r an inspiration many many many.

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  7. She has only won half the battle....Why is the culprit still not brought to the books....

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  8. Why is the culprit still wandering free in this society without any punishment...Until these perverts don't get punished severly, cases like these will keep on happening

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