Woman Sends 150 Condoms To Bombay High Court Judge
Mumbai: A woman from Gujarat has sent 150 condoms to Bombay High Court additional judge Justice Pushpa V Ganediwala for her controversial remarks on the sexual assault cases under the POSCO Act.
Devshri Trivedi, who identifies herself as a political analyst, sent condoms to 12 different locations, including Justice Ganediwala’s chamber, the registry of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court and the principal seat in Mumbai.
“I cannot tolerate injustice. A minor girl did not get justice because of a judgment by Justice Ganediwala. I am demanding that she (Justice Ganediwala) be suspended,” Trivedi told India Today.
“As a woman, I do not feel I have done anything wrong. I do not have any guilt. Women have to stand up for their rights. By this order of Justice Ganediwala, men can go scot-free for sexually assaulting girls over their clothes,” she said.
Earlier, Justice Ganediwala had made remarks in a case involving a 12-year-old girl who had reportedly been groped by a 39-year-old man in December 2016. She had ruled out sexual assault punishable with POCSO and had constituted the offence under outraging a woman’s modesty under IPC section 354. The reason being the girl reportedly had her top on and there was no “skin to skin contact”, and hence the groping could not be ruled as an assault.
The Supreme Court, however, has put the Bombay High Court order on hold.