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A high court judge has set aside the rape conviction of a prominent Indian actor and director, saying that a “feeble no” may mean a “yes” to sex — a case that has revived debate in India over the meaning of consent in rape cases.On Monday, Delhi High Court Justice Ashutosh Kumar set aside the rape conviction of Mahmood Farooqui, who was convicted last year of raping a Columbia University graduate student in his New Delhi home.
The 47-year-old is also charged with one count of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13.LONDON: An Indian-origin family doctor, charged with 118 sexual offences, on Wednesday appeared for a plea and trial preparation hearing at a court in north-east London.Judge Martyn Zeidman, the honorary recorder of Redbridge, granted Shah conditional bail until his next case management hearing on November 10.He is also barred from practising as a doctor after having been suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC) since August 2014.The offences, which Shah denies, are alleged to have taken place at a medical practice in Havering, Romford, between June 2004 and July 2013, when he was first arrested.“You were supposed to be my friend,” the alleged victim wrote him in an email after the event, according to the ruling. Farooqi — a famed Urdu storyteller who co-directed a popular film called “Peepli Live” — was convicted in July 2016 and sentenced to seven years in prison.
In his ruling, Kumar wrote that it was doubtful the incident took place as she described or, in any case, without her consent.
She hoped that Farooqui could help her with her studies, the judge wrote.
The two became friends and kissed each other on two previous occasions, according to testimony.
At the hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Shah spoke only to confirm his name and indicate that his plea will be not guilty.
As per his bail conditions, Shah is not to attend his former surgery in east London, contact any past or present patients or employees, or access any medical records held by the country's state-funded National Health Service (NHS).
Indian women have only two sexual partners – seven fewer than British, American and Australian women who jointly topped the table with nine.