The National Commission for Women on Monday stated it would problem within the Supreme Court the Bombay High Court judgment which stated groping with out “skin to skin” contact is just not sexual assault as outlined below the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
This judgment won’t solely have a cascading impact on numerous provisions involving security and safety of ladies on the whole but in addition topic all girls to ridicule, National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma stated.
It has trivialised the authorized provisions offered by the legislature for the protection and safety of ladies, she stated.
“@NCWIndia is challenging the Hon’ble Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench judgement in Criminal Appeal No.161 of 2020, Satish Ragde v. State of Maharashtra dated 19.01.2021,” Sharma tweeted and added that the fee goes to problem it within the Supreme Court.
Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgment handed on January 19, held that there have to be “skin to skin contact with sexual intent” for an act to be thought of sexual assault.
She stated in her verdict that mere groping won’t fall below the definition of sexual assault.
In one other tweet, Sharma stated, “This judgment will not only have cascading effect on various provisions involving safety and security of women in general but also put all the women under ridicule and has trivialized the legal provisions provided by the legislature for the safety and security of women”.