NCW to challenge Bombay High Court judgment on sexual assault in Supreme Court  

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New Delhi: The National Commission for Women said Monday it will challenge in the Supreme Court the Bombay High Court judgment. The High Court judgement had said groping without ‘skin to skin’ contact is not sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. This judgment will have a cascading effect on various provisions involving safety and security of women in general. It will also subject...

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Obnoxious, unacceptable, outrageous: Activists on Bombay High Court judgement on sexual assault

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New Delhi: Activists and child rights bodies have slammed the recent judgement of the Bombay High Court. It had said that there is no sexual assault if there is no ‘skin-to-skin’ contact. The activists have termed the Bombay High Court verdict ‘absolutely unacceptable, outrageous and obnoxious’. They have said they will challenge the verdict. In a judgement passed January 19, the Bombay High Court said groping a minor’s breast without ‘skin-to-skin...

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President Joe Biden to drop Donald Trump’s military transgender ban

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Washington: President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press. Biden has been widely expected to overturn the Trump policy in his early days in office. The White House...

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Thousands of Maharashtra farmers march towards Mumbai for rally on Monday against farm laws

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Mumbai: Thousands of farmers have left from various parts of Maharashtra to participate in a rally at the Azad Maidan here Monday against the Centre’s three new farm laws. Police have stepped up security at the venue in south Mumbai and personnel of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) have also been deployed there. Drones will also be used to keep an eye on the event, a police official said. The...

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