Retired Supreme Court judge and former West Bengal Human Rights Commission Ashok Ganguly on Friday criticised the present situation in West Bengal and said people have to stand up to defend their rights.
The West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which was hailed last year for setting a benchmark in rights activism because of its proactive role, is now drawing the ire of activists who are terming it a "symbol of oppression".
A group of educationists and intellectuals came out in support of former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly, claiming that he was a victim of a conspiracy to make him resign as the chairperson of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
Spelling more trouble for retired apex court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly, the Supreme Court on Monday quashed two petitions seeking a stay on Centre`s move to remove him as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him by a law intern.
In a major embarrassment for former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, the Central government on Thursday cleared the proposal for Presidential reference for his removal as head of West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him by a law intern.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that former Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly should have been removed from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission immediately after he was accused of molesting a law intern.
Terming any move to remove Justice (retd) AK Ganguly as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission a violation of the Right to Life and Liberty guaranteed by the Constitution, an NGO has written to the President and the PMO seeking "justice".
Over 100 Calcutta High Court advocates Wednesday took out a silent march here showing solidarity with ex-judge AK Ganguly amid a growing chorus for his removal as the West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman.
With Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising making excerpts from the law intern`s affidavit public, former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing the intern, Monday refused to quit and questioned how could a confidential statement be made public.
Trinamool Congress has asked West Bengal Human Rights Commission Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly, indicted by a Supreme Court panel in a sexual harassment matter, to step down on World Human Rights Day on Tuesday, saying "violators cannot be guardians."
Trinamool Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of former Supreme Court Judge Ashok Ganguly as chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) in the wake of allegation of sexual harassment by a woman law intern.