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India to put former top climate change official on trial for sexual harassment

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India to put former top climate change official on trial for sexual harassment

 

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman Rajendra K. Pachauri gestures during his speech at the opening of the 3rd Local and Regional Leaders World Summit in Mexico City November 18, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court has ordered the trial of sexual harassment charges against one of world's leading climate change experts, Rajendra K. Pachauri, his lawyer said on Saturday.

 

The 78-year-old Pachauri, who had previously chaired the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, had stepped down from the panel in 2015 following a sexual harassment complaint by a researcher at Pachauri's Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). (https://reut.rs/2pZRAvQ)

 

Pachauri denies the charges and has sought a speedy trial due to his old age, his counsel Ashish Dikshit told Reuters.

 

Pachauri is accused of making physical advances, wrongful restraint, sending unwanted emails, and messages.

 

He goes on trial just as the #MeToo movement sweeps India with a large number of women accusing public figures in the media and entertainment industry of sexual misconduct. A junior government minister resigned last week after women accused him of making physical advances in hotel rooms and in the office during his previous career as a journalist.

 

India is also considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials told Reuters last week.

 

The Delhi court has charged Pachauri under sections of the Indian Penal code including sexual harassment and outraging the modesty of a woman.

 

The trial begins on Jan. 4, his counsel said.

 

 
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Strange for a Country where it is quite easy to BUY young females, no need to harass, just OWN ONE.

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I'm trying to get the connection.  Climate change causes sexual harassment now?  Ok! Sure.

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1 hour ago, connda said:

I'm trying to get the connection.  Climate change causes sexual harassment now?  Ok! Sure.

 

maybe he was using an innovative temperature probe?

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8 hours ago, DoctorG said:

It always amused me that one of the top Climate Change experts was in fact not a climate scientist but a railway engineer.

So you're saying that he was a railway engineer and from that post was promoted to chair of the IPCC?

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14 hours ago, DoctorG said:

It always amused me that one of the top Climate Change experts was in fact not a climate scientist but a railway engineer.

Stop trolling or face a suspension.   This is a little about his background as a 'railway engineer':

 

R.K Pachauri was born in Nainital, India. He was educated at La Martiniere College in Lucknow[7] and at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Jamalpur, Bihar. He belongs to the Special Class Railway Apprentices, 1958 Batch, an elite scheme which heralded the beginning of mechanical engineering education in India.[8] He began his career with the Indian Railways at the Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi. He was admitted to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, United States, where he obtained an MS in Industrial Engineering in 1972, and a PhD with co-majors in Industrial Engineering and Economics in 1974.[9] His doctoral thesis was titled, A dynamic model for forecasting of electrical energy demand in a specific region located in North and South Carolina.[10] He is a strict vegetarian, largely because of "the environmental and climate change implications."[11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajendra_K._Pachauri

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