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Allahabad High Court rules that oral sex with a minor is not ‘aggravated sexual assault,’ igniting a debate.
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Allahabad High Court rules that oral sex with a minor is not ‘aggravated sexual assault,’ igniting a debate.

Allahabad High Court ruling that oral sex with a minor doesn't fall under the Pocso Act's 'aggravated sexual assault' category has triggered a debate on social media.Several users on social media have critiqued the court's decision, pointing to a previous Supreme Court order that stated that "skin-to-skin" contact was not required for a sexual assault offense under the Pocso Act.The Allahabad High Court reduced a man's sentence for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy on Wednesday."It is clear from a perusal of the provisions of the Pocso Act that the offense committed by the appellant does not fall under Section 5/6 of the Pocso Act nor Section 9(M) of the Pocso Act because there is 'penetrative sexual assault' in the present case," Justice Anil Kumar Ojha noted.The crim...