Calling any girl an “item” objectionable : Court

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Mumbai. A special court in Mumbai has sentenced a man to one-and-a-half year imprisonment for molesting a minor girl, saying it is objectionable to call any girl an “item”. The court passed this order on October 20. Refusing to be lenient against the convict, the court said it is necessary to teach a lesson to such “road raid Romeos” to save women from such unwanted behaviour. The Special Court of Justice for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) cases, A.K. J. Ansari found a 25-year-old man guilty of outraging her dignity by calling a 16-year-old girl an “item” and pulling her hair. The incident happened on July 14, 2015, near the girl’s house in suburban Mumbai, when he Was returning from school.

The accused was arrested on the basis of the complaint of the girl, but later she got bail. The judge said, “The accused deliberately grabbing and pulling the girl’s hair and calling her an “item” proves that he outraged the dignity of the girl.” was. “The accused called her ‘item’, a term generally used by boys to address girls in a derogatory manner,” the order said. This clearly shows his intention to outrage the dignity of the girl. The court said, “Such offenses should be dealt with harshly so that such ‘street raid romeos’ can be taught a lesson and women should be punished for their unfair treatment,” the court said. behavior can be avoided.

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