The Bombay High Court on Monday declined to entertain a public interest litigation petition seeking guidelines for the protection of members of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) set up by private companies under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act (POSH Act)..A Bench of Chief Justice (CJ) Dipankar Datta and Justice MG Sewlikar suggested the petitioner Abha Singh to approach the Supreme Court instead. The Bench while doing so likened itself the character of Bheeshma Pitahma in Mahabharat, who despite being a powerful person, was helpless when Draupadi was disrobed.“Have you read or seen Mahabharat? In that Bheeshma Pitahma had several powers. But when Draupadi disrobing incident happened, he could not use any of his powers. We are like Bheeshma, cannot use our powers everywhere. We are also subordinate to someone," CJ Datta said..Singh then sought leave from the Court to withdraw the petition. Singh had sought directions from the Court to consider the members of ICCs as public functionaries having certain safeguards so that such members could act without fear and favour..The remarks from the Court came after the Bench had in an earlier hearing mused whether the Court could allow the prayer in the PIL as the same would amount to law making, which is the task of the legislature.The petition pointed out that members of the ICC are tasked with the statutory duty of adjudicating sexual harassment complaints while being on payroll of the company.This could create a serious conflict of interest and constrain members from taking fair and impartial decisions for the fear that if a member took a decision that goes against the will of the senior management of the company, he or she would be susceptible to victimisation and targeting.