NCW moves SC against ‘skin contact’ verdict

NCW moves SC against ‘skin contact’ verdict

New Delhi, February 4

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court’s verdict that acquitted a man accused of child abuse on the ground that groping a child’s breasts without ‘skin-to-skin contact’ didn’t amount to ‘sexual assault’ under POCSO Act.

Drafted by advocate Shivani Luthra Lohiya, the NCW petition assailed the verdict delivered by Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, contending the interpretation that physical contact meant ‘skin to skin touch’ was perverse and bad in law.

The Supreme Court had on January 27 stayed the controversial verdict and the acquittal of the accused after Attorney General KK Venugopal submitted before a Bench led by CJI SA Bobde that the judgment would set a dangerous precedent.

“It is a very disturbing conclusion. Your Lordships should take note of this. I will have a petition filed tomorrow,” Venugopal had said. — TNS

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Air pollution: Five-member task force, multiple flying squads get into action

Air pollution: 5-member task force, multiple flying squads get into action

Schools, colleges in Delhi-NCR to remain closed till further...

'You want to ban industries in Pakistan': Supreme Court to UP counsel on air pollution

'You want to ban industries in Pakistan': Supreme Court to UP counsel on air pollution

Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar submitted before a bench that t...

Omicron may decrease efficacy but existing vaccines will still help: Govt

Omicron may decrease efficacy but existing vaccines will still help: Govt

Does not rule out a third wave, but it would be mild

Kangana Ranaut alleges her car was attacked by 'farmers' in Anandpur Sahib as she entered Punjab

Kangana Ranaut's car stopped by protesting farmers near Kiratpur in Punjab

The incident took place when she entered Punjab from Himacha...

Mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province lynches Sri Lankan citizen over ‘blasphemy’

Mob in Punjab province of Pakistan lynches Sri Lankan factory manager over blasphemy

Priyantha Kumara was working as General Manager at a factory...

Cities

View All