The Kerala choose, who obtained flak for granting anticipatory bail to social activist and creator Civic Chandran in a sexual harassment case observing that the complainant was carrying a “sexually provocative gown”, had days earlier made controversial observations in one other case over the caste of the girl involving the identical man because the accused.
In that case, the classes choose S Krishnakumar had granted bail to Civic Chandran on August 2, ruling that he was combating in opposition to the caste system, and it’s extremely unbelievable that he’ll contact the physique of the girl absolutely figuring out she is of the Scheduled Caste.
“The copy of the SSLC ebook of the accused reveals that he had refused to say caste title in it. The accused is a reformist and is engaged in combating in opposition to the caste system, writing for a casteless society. It’s extremely unbelievable that he’ll contact the physique of the sufferer absolutely figuring out she is of the Scheduled Caste,” the order stated.
Chandran has been accused in two sexual harassment instances, one by a Dalit author, who has alleged sexual harassment by him throughout a ebook exhibition in April this 12 months. The opposite case was filed by a younger author, who accused him of sexual harassment throughout a ebook exhibition on the town in February 2020.
In each instances, Chandran’s attorneys have referred to as the accusations fabricated.
Within the August 2 order, the courtroom had expressed its disbelief that Civic Chandran, aged 74 and bodily challenged, might pressure himself upon one other particular person.
“The pictures produced together with the bail utility by the accused would reveal that the defacto complainant herself is exposing to attire that are having some sexual provocative one. So Part 354A is not going to prima facie stand in opposition to the accused,” the courtroom had dominated.