A Bombay High Court Judge Pushpa Ganediwala has ruled that groping a child through their clothes not amount to sexual assault. The guy was fondling a 13 year girl’s boobs without removing her clothes. That is OK with that Bombay High Court Judge. According to the judge the accused did not make skin to skin contact.
The same judge, in a different case, ruled unzipping a girl’s pant or holding her hand do not amount to sexual assault.
This is one extreme judgement. I wonder how the judge would have ruled if the victim is her own daughter or any relative. In my opinion she should be dismissed from the job.
Indian Attorney General called the judgement “very disturbing” and brought this to the attention of the Indian Supreme Court.
Different country, different judge, similar case – same day
In Malaysia, a female judge Gunasundari (Malaysian Tamil), for a similar case (a man sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl) sentenced him to a corporal punishment of 24 caning and 1050 years in jail.
This is another extreme judgement. Caning 24 times as a corporal punishment is fine. But 1050 years in jail? Is this a show off? Does the judge expect him to live 1050 years? If she wanted him never to get out of prison, she could have given a judgement of 125 years in jail without parole. (He may not live for more than 100 years, 125 years just to be on the safe side.)
What do you think?