Groping a minor’s br*ast without skin to skin contact cannot be termed as s*xual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from s*xual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said.
Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of which was made available now, held that there must be “skin to skin contact with s*xual intent” for an act to be considered s*xual assault.
She said in her verdict that mere groping will not fall under the definition of s*xual assault. And this statement has sparked a debate. Many celebs from our TV industry have come forward and have slammed her judgement. As per a leading entertainment portal, here are their opinions as follows: