Indian penal code
When a Bombay High Court judge said that groping a minor didn’t count as sexual assault unless there was “skin-to-skin contact”, I felt like all my trauma had been invalidated.
The man managed to trick authorities for 19 years, despite having been accused of a serious crime.
In the most recent case, a man is facing jail time of up to three years and a fine after being charged by his sister-in-law. But this is not the first time.
The minor "victim" said that the two had known each other for almost two years, and considers the accused as her “husband”.
In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.
A report by the Intelligence Bureau declared the man “a security risk,” while others say it's got a lot more to do with his sexual orientation.