Not much basic difference between snooping and Tejpal issues: Sheila

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New Delhi, Nov 22: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said there was not much "basic difference" between the Tehelka case and the "illegal" snooping of a woman in Gujarat, describing them as an attack on the dignity of women. Condemning the incidents, she said action should be initiated in both the cases as per law.

"There was not much of a basic difference between the snooping episode allegedly involving Narendra Modi and the latest sexual assault case of a woman journalist by Tehelka Editor Tejpal as both the incidents are an attack on the dignity of women," Dikshit said. She was replying to a question whether she felt that there was any basic difference between the two cases.

Both incidents are attacks on the dignity of women, said Sheila Dikshit

"We should raise our voice against them. It is a matter of serious concern. Action should be taken in these cases to set examples so that such incidents do not happen again in future," she said. Dikshit termed the alleged sexual assault of the woman journalist by Tejpal as "shocking".

"It has come as a shock to all of us. I feel that implementation of rules and regulations of the Supreme Court by the administration of corporate sectors should be done and they should, in fact, evolve a mechanism so that they are followed," Dikshit said at an interaction at the Indian Women Press Corps. Amit Shah, the former minister of state for home in Gujarat and considered close to Modi, is being accused of misusing his powers and police machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009.


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