New Delhi: The second episode of 'Satyamev Jayate' was based on the issue of child sexual abuse in India. The makers had invited some eminent guests on the show. One of them was Nishit Kumar who works for Childline in Mumbai. Kumar quoted the Anchorage case while describing the current situation of child sexual abuse in India.
Surprisingly, India still doesn't have any strong law against child sexual abuse. The Supreme Court upheld the appeal by Childline India Foundation and the Maharashtra Government against the Mumbai High Court judgement in the Anchorage case. Two British citizen Alan Walters and Duncan Grant were involved in the case. The Sessions court in Mumbai found them guilty but the convicts pleaded in the Mumbai High Court which upheld their appeal. Later, Childline questioned the decision in the Supreme Court sent the two British citizens back to jail.
The case goes back to the year 2001, when the Childline helpline received reports of abuse of boys at the Anchorage Shelters. The High Court appointed Maharashtra State Monitoring Committee on Juvenile Justice also got similar reports. The case was investigated and brought to the notice of the local Police, but the High Court had to intervene to get the case filed.
Two British nationals Duncan Grant and Alan Waters were running the shelters which housed street children of the age group 8-18 years. The investigation revealed Walters and Grant's involvement in the child abuse cases. The children were also taken to Goa
04:02 PM, May 14, 2012
Mumbai: British paedophiles Duncan Grant and Allan Waters surrendered, on Monday, in the Mumbai sodomy case. Grant and Waters were convicted for sexual abuse of minor boys in Mumbai. They will be taken for medical examination and after that, the duo will be taken to the sessions court. The Supreme Court had on Friday restored the conviction of paedophiles Waters and Grant on charges of sexual abuse of minor boys...
02:57 PM, Mar 21, 2011