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Bengal Network: Rina Mukherji’s case against The Statesman, 2003-2013

Bengal Network: Rina Mukherji’s case against The Statesman, 2003-2013

On January 30, 2003, Bengal Network member Rina Mukherji wrote to the management of The Statesman, Kolkata, of sexual harassment by the news coordinator, and eventual termination of her services. On February 6, 2013, the Industrial Tribunal ruled in her favour(‘Woman journalist wins case of wrongful termination‘), awarding her reinstatement with full back wages from the time of her termination in October 2002. Earlier reports on Rina’s case are given below.

1. Rina’s complaint to The Statesman, January 30, 2003
2. Rina’s complaint letter to the Bengal Network, February 9, 2003
3. Bengal Network letter to The Statesman, February 18, 2003
4. The Statesman’s reply to the Bengal Network, February 25, 2003
5. A victory for the Bengal Network, February 28, 2003
6. Bengal Network letter to The Statesman’s sexual harassment committee, March 20, 2003
7. Rina Mukherji’s case against The Statesman, undated
8. Rina Mukherji’s story in her own words, undated
9. S Anand’s letter of support to Rina, July 25, 2003
10. Rina Mukherji’s story in The Hoot : ‘Sexual harassment alleged at The Statesman’ July 28, 2003
11. Letter to the editor from staffers of The Statesman, undated
12. Rina to NWMI, undated
13. Rina wins case against The Statesman, February 6, 2013
14. Rina’s story in Feminists India, February 13, 2013
15. Rina’s first-person account, February 2013

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