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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Puducherry teacher who allegedly abused minors absconding, parents lockdown school

Following a complaint by the parents, the police had registered a case against the teacher under the POCSO act
 

Published on 18th September 2019
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Swimming Federation of India bans Goa coach accused of rape, molestation of minor student

A case under IPC sections 376 (rape), 354 (molestation) and 506 (criminal intimidation), as well as under the POCSO Act and Goa Children's Act were registered against the coach

Published on 6th September 2019

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