Do women get a raw deal in most sexual harassment cases? RK Pachauri's re-appointment as Teri chief on Tuesday presents a grim reality.
It's an established fact that police investigations take a long time in India. Pachauri might die of old age before the case against him concludes. But even as probe against him is still on, Teri has chosen to re-elect him to a post of great power and authority.
Twitter wasn't going to take any of this lying down:
RK Pachauri back in TERI is a sign of a thriving, brazen institutional patriarchy.— amrita dutta (@damrita) February 9, 2016
TERI's wall of shame(less) https://t.co/GwBeFXLnGy— Namita Bhandare (@namitabhandare) February 9, 2016
At TERI Pachauri, under sexual harassment cloud, becomes superboss. What kind of organisation is this? https://t.co/9Yp69OIm2Q— Hartosh Singh Bal (@HartoshSinghBal) February 9, 2016
Far from making Pachauri an example of how intolerant we should be of sexual harassment, the TERI board has reinstated him. What a shame.— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) February 8, 2016
Why do most organizations INSIST of rubbing salt on the wounds of sexual harassment victims? https://t.co/g481TvlZdL— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) February 9, 2016
The sensitivity shown by Pachauri here is the main reason why TERI promoted him. What a refined gentleman. https://t.co/8fyktWRSoy— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) February 9, 2016
Some garbage just cannot be recycled: RK Pachauri now VICE Chairman— Nandita Bose (@nand_bo) February 9, 2016
Pachauri is back in TERI .. though a part of my work deals with energy efficient building systems.. will never engage with TERI .. never.— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) February 8, 2016