Molestation should be made non-bailable offence: Bombay HC

A bench headed by Chief Justice Mohit Shah made this observation while hearing a PIL based on a newspaper report which alleged that Railway Police Force (RPF) had refused to register the complaint of a 25-year-old woman who was molested in a local train in the wee hours of June 19.

The report that appeared in a leading newspaper had been converted suo motu into a PIL by the high court which asked the government and Railways to file their replies.
The report said that the victim boarded a train early morning at Nerul station in adjoining Navi Mumbai and was allegedly molested by an unidentified person in the compartment.
The woman managed to get down at the next station, Juinagar, and reported the matter to RPF personnel who asked her whether she had been robbed or raped, to which she replied in the negative. They then asked her as why she wanted to lodge a complaint, the newspaper report said.

Finally, she went to Vashi police station which registered a complaint against the unidentified accused on the basis of her statement. The victim has been called to identify the accused from the CCTV footage, it said. According to the petition, on April 9 this year, CBSE had issued an advertisement for CTET 2011 on all leading newspapers giving directions to all people aspiring to be teachers.

Candidates with disabilities also applied for the test. It is important to mention here that CBSE had categorically mentioned qualifying marks for the persons with disability.
However, no information regarding the scribes or extra time for the candidates with disability was provided by CBSE, or CBSE website and CTET website, as stated in the petition.

Therefore, the candidates with disabilities will not be given equal opportunity to perform upto their maximum potential, in violation of principle of equal opportunities for disabled, enshrined by the Constitution of India, international conventions, and the Persons with Disabilities (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995, it added

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