New Delhi, Feb 23: A woman in Bihar has alleged sexual harassment by an official of a UN body. The matter has been reported to the External Affairs Ministry. Confirming the development, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the ministry has asked for response from the UN body.
Addressing a press conference, Kumar said,”We received a complaint against the UNFPA official of sexual harassment.Given their (UN official’s) status, MEA asked for a response from them.The response now has been forwarded to the complainant.”
The former consultant at the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Bihar office, has accused the agency’s India representative and two women staffers of verbal abuse and character assassination, a report states.
In a letter written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the 30-year-old woman alleged that she was harassed for providing “evidence of misconduct by UNFPA staff, including religious intolerance, conspiracies on sexual harassment” at workplace, the reports added further.