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Pocso Act
Opinion  /  Published 17.06.22

Abused anew: Many challenges in Pocso Act

Protecting the vulnerable by law is necessary, yet such protection can become punishment. A judge in the Kerala High Court reportedly indicated the difficulties underlying the concept of protection an...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 12.06.22

Call for Pocso Act awareness among kids

Kerala High Court has called for generating awareness among school students on the drastic consequences of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and its legal implications on min...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.04.22

Youth held for torment of kin

Lohardaga police remanded a 19-year-old to judicial custody as he allegedly raped his own sisters and molested his mother in Azad Basti locality under Sadar thana of Lohardaga town in Jharkhand on Tue...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 27.04.22

Thane cops nab Murshidabad mason for teen’s kidnapping, rape

Thane police have arrested a 27-year-old man from West Bengal for allegedly raping a teenage girl after abducting her two years ago from here in Maharashtra, an official said on Wednesday. The accuse...
By PTI in Thane

West Bengal  /  Published 25.04.22

3 friends of accused in Hanskhali case held

The CBI team investigating the alleged gangrape-death of a minor girl in Nadia’s Hanskhali arrested three close friends of prime accused Sohail a.k.a. Brajo Gayali, a local Trinamul leader&rsquo...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hanskhali (Nadia)

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News  /  Published 21.04.22

Health department offers hospital shield for Pocso victims

The state health department has directed all hospitals to ensure that the names of minors allegedly subjected to crime under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act are not recorded during...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.22

Revealed: Insensitivity

A member of the BJP “fact-finding” team that visited Hanskhali in Nadia district on Friday in connection with a Class IX student’s gang-rape and death violated provisions of the Pocs...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hanskhali (Nadia)

West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.22

Three youths held on charges of extortion

Three youths have been arrested from north Sikkim on charges of blackmailing a minor girl and trying to extort money from her family by sending lewd photos of the girl to her father. Sources said the...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 04.04.22

Cop ‘advice’ not to ‘play up’ child abuse

A police officer has been caught on camera appearing to advise the family of a six-year-old girl in Srinagar who was allegedly molested by a migrant government employee not to “play up” th...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 15.03.22

Court acquits school cleaner

A school cleaner who was charged with the sexual assault of a three-year-old and spent over four years behind bars was acquitted by a city court on Monday. Manoj Kumar Manna, a Group D employee of th...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


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