The Bombay High Court on Friday said the Maharashtra Government should not wait for Parliament to amend laws and asked it to bring about changes in its own statute to tackle the menace.

“Why should you wait for Parliament. You can bring about the changes in the law yourself,” a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A. V. Mohta said.

The high court directed the State Government to consider amending the law and file an affidavit within four weeks.

“Tamil Nadu has recently passed an act against eve teasing. Maharashtra can also follow and set an example,” Chief Justice Shah said.

(This article was published on January 4, 2013)
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