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DCW writes to Raj Police over minor girl facing inappropriate

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Commission for Women (DCW) has written to Police objecting to alleged inappropriate behaviour of some tourists with a minor girl during a cultural performance at a resort in that state.

"I was on a personal visit to Chokhi Dhani in I noticed that during a cultural performance a young girl was being made to dance and was surrounded by men, apparently tourists," chief Swati Maliwal said in the letter to DGP Manoj Bhatt.

"Those men were showering currency notes on the girl and were touching, pulling and caressing her while dancing with her. I was horrified at the audacity of the male persons in the performing troop who were making the girl dance and encouraging such acts," she said.

"The girl told me she is 13-years-old," the chief said.

Maliwal also said as per the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, anyone who is a witness to such act is duty-bound to report the same to enforcement agencies.

The has demanded that the police registers an FIR under relevant sections of POCSO Act, Child Labor Act and the IPC in connection with the matter.

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First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 16:58 IST