Judicial Activism or Judicial Overreach?

In Vishaka and others vs. State of Rajasthan and others WP (Crl.) Nos.666-70 of 1990 decided on 13.08.1997, the Supreme Court (‘the Court’) found itself dealing with the issue of sexual harassment of women in the workplace. The Court laid reliance on international conventions and Art 14, Art 19 and Art 21 of the Constitution to formulate guidelines to prevent sexual harassment of working women in all workplaces through judicial process.