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Chennai police arrests school Correspondent accused of sexually harassing Class XII girls

The accused was absconding after parents and students sat in protest at the school demanding his arrest, angered by the inaction of the management in the matter

Published on 25th November 2022
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Study reveals 77.77% of POCSO cases were filed between Nov 2012 and Feb 2021

Uttar Pradesh has the highest pendency of POCSO cases and Tamil Nadu has the highest disposal rate

Published on 18th November 2022
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Constitute committee to educate students about POCSO Act: Karnataka HC to Education Department  

The court said the aim and objective of the POCSO Act is to protect minor children from sexual exploitation

 

Published on 8th November 2022
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Headmaster gets two school girls to file fake sexual harassment complaint against teachers

The headmaster tried to settle a personal score against fellow teachers with a fake complaint. POCSO case filed against him 

 

Published on 3rd November 2022
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Hyderabad child rape case: More security and awareness on sexual abuse needed in schools, say parents, teachers, experts 

Educational institutions are required to conduct periodic training for sensitising children on child safety and protection, according to the POCSO Act

Published on 22nd October 2022
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Karnataka: POCSO-accused Murugha Mutt seer remanded to four-day police custody

On learning about police custody, the pontiff wept in court and was taken back to the hospital for treatment in a police vehicle

Published on 3rd September 2022
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Murugha Mutt seer accused of sexually abusing minor girls arrested. This is how arrest proceedings took place

The police made the arrest of Dr Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru at the Mutt and took him out from the backdoor of the premises, and then taken to an undisclosed location

Published on 2nd September 2022
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Study of laws to be included in school curriculum? Kerala gov't considers it

The state government is considering teaching important laws to school students. The aim is to make them aware of their rights and how to safeguard the same

Published on 30th August 2022
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POCSO Act: Karnataka HC refuses to quash case against teacher who pulled down five-year-old girl student's pants in class

In the complaint, the parents had charged the accused teacher with initially beating the child and later pulling down her pants in front of the class

Published on 12th August 2022
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Gov't school teachers of Kerala will be sensitised about POCSO Act. This is the plan 

At a recent meeting of various officers, the decision to conduct the awareness classes was taken and this was in connection with the implementation of the Act at the district level 

Published on 12th August 2022
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AP govt’s new SOPs to make schools safer, to include posters, helpline numbers and committees

The guidelines have been prepared under the new initiative to protect children under the age of 18 years

Published on 9th August 2022
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Ernakulam Rural police launches Valaratte Vadathirikatte to empower students against sexual offences

When it comes to the state-level, the number of cases registered till June 1, 2022 was 2,175 whereas, in 2021 and 2020, the numbers stood at 3,559 and 3,056, respectively

Published on 8th August 2022
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Chennai gov't school teacher held under POCSO Act for sexually assaulting students 

The alleged sexual assaults began in March and he had threatened the girls not to disclose the matter to anyone, said police sources

Published on 30th June 2022
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Kerala High Court seeks views of state gov't on including POCSO provisions in school curriculum 

A meaningful life could practically be snuffed out by an immature or negligent act arising out of human curiosity or biological cravings

Published on 10th June 2022
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Odisha headmaster who sexually harassed two girls in 2015 gets one-year imprisonment 

It was back in 2015 that the headmaster, who has been sentenced to prison for a year, sexually harassed two girl students

Published on 7th January 2022

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