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Skin-to-skin contact not essential for POCSO offence: Supreme Court sets aside Bombay HC order

Venugopal had earlier told the apex court that there were 43,000 offences registered under POCSO Act in the last one year and that it's an outrageous judgement so far as POCSO is concerned

Published on 18th November 2021
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Police files POCSO cases against 48 YouTubers who revealed Coimbatore sexual assault victim's identity

Section 23(2) of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act clearly prohibits such revelation which is why the cases were booked

Published on 17th November 2021
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Amit Shah asks states to ensure zero-tolerance policy towards crime against children 

He also encouraged participating states to stick to the 60-day timeframe to conclude probes and trials in cases that are registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act

Published on 15th November 2021
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Principal who hushed up sexual assault of 17-year-old student was arrested in Bengaluru  

All-Women Police (West) arrested Physics teacher Mithun Chakravarthy, who assaulted the girl, under sections 306 of IPC and sections 9(l) and 10 of the POCSO Act

Published on 15th November 2021
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Child abuse cases in Kerala rise while conviction rates remain low since 2016  

A total 17,198 cases were registered under the POCSO Act from 2016 to October 3, 2021. Of these, police had submitted chargesheets in 14,496 cases

 

Published on 27th October 2021
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Childbirth in Karnataka's Udupi highlights prevalence of child marriages in several districts of the state

Most of the POCSO cases registered in Udupi district were due to child marriages involving couple from other districts, an activist from Karkala taluk of Udupi told The New Indian Express

Published on 29th September 2021
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Not a school's duty to interrogate sexual harassment victims: TNCPCR's Dr Saranya Jaikumar on POCSO, #MeToo and more 

POCSO, sexual harassment, teachers, social media - in a world that's facing frightening revelations, Saranya Jaikumar addresses the truth like few other people. Are we listening?

Published on 3rd July 2021
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CBCID arrests self-proclaimed godman Shiv Sankar Baba accused of sexually harassing minor students from Chennai school

Baba, who was booked under the POCSO act, was accused of sexually harassing the alumni of the Sushil Hari International Residential School when they were students and minors

Published on 16th June 2021
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Allahabad High Court refuses to give custody of minor husband to wife 

The petitioner mother's plea was that the minor boy did not have the legal competence to marry the girl and the marriage was void, as per law

Published on 15th June 2021
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What the FAQ: What is POCSO Act and what is its need?

In today's FAQ, we explain to you what the POCSO Act is all about and why it is needed to protect our children

Published on 31st May 2021
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Government should develop a separate software for online classes to stop inappropriate content, harassment: TNTA

After a case of sexual misconduct by a Commerce teacher, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister had invoked POCSO Act during online classes

Published on 27th May 2021
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Delhi court grants interim bail to accused in POCSO case where victim is untraceable

The court cited the fact that there is no real apprehension at this stage that the accused may threaten or influence the victim who has remained untraceable

Published on 17th May 2021
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Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation to launch campaign to ensure timely justice for child victims of sexual abuse 

The campaign, 'Justice for Every Child', aims to support 5,000 victims of cases under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 100 most sensitive districts across the country

Published on 17th March 2021
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Octogenarian couple gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for sexaul assault on 4-year-old girl 

According to the prosecution, the incident had occurred eight years ago after the couple called the minor to their residence and committed the crime for which they have been accused

Published on 12th March 2021
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Everyday 4 child victims of sexual abuse denied justice due to insufficient evidence: Study

The 'Police case disposal pattern: An enquiry into the cases filed under POCSO Act, 2012' by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF), is an analysis of pattern of disposal of POCSO cases

Published on 8th March 2021

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