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Under a third of sexual harassment cases end up in conviction, shows data

POCSO cases also show few convictions, high pendency

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Anoushka Sawhney New Delhi

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Around two-third of the cases registered in India over sexual harassment of women, and similar offences against children, do not result in convictions.

The conviction rate has stagnated below 50 per cent for years, shows data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The pendency rate, or the share of cases that haven't yet concluded, is over 90 per cent in both categories.

Earlier in January, women wrestlers had started a sit-in protest against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment, including one allegation (later withdrawn) by a minor. India’s top wrestlers,

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First Published: Jun 18 2023 | 5:07 PM IST

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