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NCPCR needs an pressing attraction in opposition to Bombay HC’s ‘solely skin-to-skin amounting sexual assault’ verdict

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); wants an urgent appeal against the recent verdict of the Bombay High Court.

Recently Bombay High Court in a case held that; even though the perpetrator was touching the breast of a 12-year-old child; it will not amount to ‘Sexual Assault’ under the POCSO Act, as there was no skin-to-skin contact.

Bombay High Court termed such offence under the category of ‘outraging the modesty of woman’ under Section 354 of IPC.

The perpetrator was a 39-year-old guilty while the victim was merely 12-year-old.

NCPCR on Monday wrote a letter to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary. The letter stated that the Judgement needs to be reviewed.

The Commission being the monitoring body under Section 44 of the POCSO Act 2012; requests to you to take necessary steps in the matter and file an urgent appeal against the Judgement.


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