Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicSexual Assault

Topic: Sexual Assault

‘Touching bums with sexual intent crime under POCSO’ — Mumbai court gives man 5 years in jail

The court convicted a 22-year-old man, rejecting his defence that he only touched the child's buttocks and not her private parts. The man was also fined Rs 10,000.

Judge, who passed controversial POCSO orders, was appointed despite reservation by 2 SC judges

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala’s elevation as the Bombay HC judge was objected by two SC judges who had provided a detailed analysis of her judgements in the trial courts.

Opening pant zip, holding child’s hand not sexual assault under POCSO, says Bombay HC

Justice Pushpa V. Ganediwala, who earlier interpreted sexual assault as only skin-to-skin contact, quashed a conviction against an accused under POCSO provisions.

Supreme Court stays Bombay HC’s ‘no skin touch, no sexual assault’ verdict in POCSO case

SC stays release of accused whose sentence was cut to 1 year by Bombay HC on grounds that there wasn't skin contact with victim. Attorney General said verdict set 'dangerous precedent'.

This is the reason why BHC argues groping a child is not sexual assault under POCSO

According to Justice Ganediwala, sexual assault on a minor would involve an act committed with sexual intent that involves physical contact without penetration.

65-year-old BJP office-bearer arrested for sexually exploiting children in UP’s Jalaun

BJP reacted to the arrest with immediate expulsion of the office-bearer Ram Bihari Rathore, vice-president of the party's Koanch tehsil unit of the Uttar Pradesh government.

CRPF cop accuses swimming champion & DIG Khajan Singh of rape and running ‘sex scandal’

CRPF constable also accuses wrestling coach Surjit Singh of sexually harassing her, which he denies as 'absolutely baseless'. CRPF says internal panel set up to look into charges.

UK House of Lords panel recommends India critic Nazir Ahmed be expelled for sexual assault

Lord Nazir Ahmed, the first Muslim appointed to the House of Lords as a life peer, retired from the House on 14 November.

SC extends time to complete trial against Tarun Tejpal in sexual assault case till 31 March

Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, is alleged to have sexually assaulted a former woman colleague inside an elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa in 2013.

She left for BA admission, came back ‘dying’ — what happened to Balrampur ‘rape’ victim

Driven by her ambition to help her family pay off debt, the Balrampur 'rape victim' was eyeing a legal career. But her dreams came crashing down on 29 September.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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