British woman humiliated in courtroom is hopeful of justice

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Ahmedabad, Sept 20 (ANI): Kaya Eldridge, a British woman, who was allegedly humiliated by a lawyer during the hearing of a molestation case in India, said that she was hopeful of getting justice.

Elridge staged a protest along with several locals and foreigners against molestation of women in Ahmedabad.

"I am very positive about my case. I think if the support of the people is anything to go by, then the judicial system will have to reflect that and hopefully the truth will prevail here. We will finally get justice," Elridge said.

Local citizens who voluntarily joined her and shouted slogans demanding justice for victims of molestation and violence.

"On one hand, we are inviting the guests from foreign lands and on the other hand, a guest lady is suffering from these atrocities," said Swarup Dhruv, a cultural activist.

On Friday, the Gujarat High Court directed the chief metropolitan magistrate to conduct an inquiry into the case.

Elridge wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court Justice KS Radhakrishnan with signatures of people demanding action against the lawyer who allegedly asked her irrelevant question in the metropolitan court.

The issue was taken up at the High Court by a self-help group.

Expressing concern over the issue, Radhakrishnan sought report in the case after accusations were made by Eldridge that she was humiliated in the courtroom by the lawyer on Monday.

Last month, Eldridge complained that a plumber molested her when he came for a repairing work at her flat.

Guidelines of the Supreme Court said that court proceedings should take place 'in-camera' to avoid embarrassment to the victim and to protect her identity. (ANI)

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