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Mother Publishing Video Of Children Painting On Her Nude Body : Kerala HC Prima Facie Says Its Use Of Child For Sexual Gratification

Rejecting the argument of controversial Kerala activist Rehana Fathima that she published the video showing her children draw paintings on her naked body with the aim of imparting sex education, the High Court of Kerala on Friday dismissed her application seeking anticipatory bail.
The Court observed that while she was free to give sex education to her children – a boy aged 14 years and a girl aged 8 years – in the manner she wished within the four walls of her house, by publicising the video showing children doing the painting on her naked body, she has, prima facie, attracted the offences relating to obscene representation of children. “The petitioner feels that she should teach sex education to her children. For that purpose, she asks her children to paint on her naked body and then uploading the same in social media. I am not in a position to agree with the petitioner that she should teach sex education to her children in this manner”, observed Justice PV Kunhikrishnan in the order. Fathima’s video had caused widespread outrage, leading to registration of FIRs against her alleging obscene representation of children. She was booked for offences under Sections 13, 14, and 15 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012(POCSO), Section 67B (d) of the Information Technology Act 2000 and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)Act 2015.

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