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Police officials say that dalit girl in Aligarh was strangulated, no clear evidence of rape

The body of the 16-year-old girl was found in a field in Akrabad area following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting

Published on 2nd March 2021
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Yogi Adityanath govt to launch Mission Shakti programme to focus on empowering women and children

The Mission Shakti as initially designed to be operational from Shardiye Navratri in 2020 to Chaitra Navratri in April 2021

Published on 19th February 2021
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What could the Union Budget have done to make the lives of Dalit students better?

Under School Education, the NCDHR suggests 500 state of the art modern schools, inclusion cells in schools and appointment of SC, ST teachers in rural areas

Published on 17th February 2021
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Perverse interpretation: National Commission for Women challenges Bombay HC's controversial 'skin to skin' contact verdict 

The commission said it is aggrieved by this order, and the perverse interpretation adopted by the High Court that the term 'physical contact'

Published on 10th February 2021
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Man sentenced to life imprisonment for raping minor girl in UP 

Based on a complaint filed by the girl's father, a case was registered against the man under relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

Published on 6th February 2021
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Never, ever stay silent! Here's how we can all help abused minors

The recent Bombay HC judgement pertaining to the POCSO Act has irked The Coach and he tells us how we can help abused minors

Published on 5th February 2021
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Contentious child sexual offence verdicts scuttles chances of Bombay HC judge confirmation

In a meeting held on January 20, the collegium headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde had approved the proposal for making Justice Ganediwala a permanent judge of the High Court

Published on 30th January 2021
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What the FAQ: What is sedition now that Shashi Tharoor been booked for it 

Here, we try to make sense of the sedition law, what it lays down and why people in the past and recently have been charged with sedition

Published on 29th January 2021
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What the FAQ: Bombay HC's groping without 'skin-to-skin contact isn't sexual assault' order, what does the POCSO Act say?

Since the high court's ruling on January 19, there have been questions about what the POCSO Act entails, what is the punishment for children's sexual assault, and a lot more. We find out more

Published on 28th January 2021
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Unzipping pants, holding minor's hand not 'sexual assault' under POCSO, Bombay HC rules

Partly allowing the appeal, the Bombay HC quashed aside the jail sentence of 5 years under the POCSO Act and modified the imprisonment as per the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Published on 28th January 2021
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SC stays Bombay HC decision to acquit man on basis of there being no 'skin to skin' contact in sexual abuse case

The top court also issued notice to Maharashtra government and permitted the AG to file an appeal against the January 19 verdict of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court

Published on 27th January 2021
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Bombay HC says groping child without skin to skin contact does not constitute sexual assault 

The appellant was acquitted of sexual assault, but sentenced to imprisonment for one year and asked to pay a fine of Rs 500

Published on 25th January 2021
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Walayar minor rape case: Kerala HC set aside the acquittal of accused, orders retrial

In October 2019, a special POCSO court had acquitted the accused in the case — V Madhu, M Madhu, Shibu and Pradeep Kumar, causing a lot of hue and cry in the state

Published on 6th January 2021
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Kerala to provide all-in-one mechanism including doctors, psychologists, police to ensure justice for abused children

All stakeholders from doctors to judges should be given special training in connection with the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), to ensure speedy justice

Published on 18th November 2020
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Father sentenced to life for sexual assault on minor daughter; mother also gets life term for keeping mum

The girl informed her school mates, who in turn told their class teacher and lodged a complaint with police. Based on this complaint, the couple were arrested in June 2019 and were out on bail

Published on 17th October 2020

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