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Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Act
States  /  Published 17.08.20

Ex-chief of Sikkim tourism body held under Pocso charges

Rup Narayan Rai, a former chairman of the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation, was arrested on the charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl after he surrendered before South Sikkim police on Mon...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.06.20

Bus overturns in Ramgarh

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By Our Bureau in

India  /  Published 07.12.19

Justice can never be instant: CJI Bobde

In the backdrop of the Hyderabad rape-murder incident and gunning down of the four accused in an alleged encounter, Chief Justice of India S. A. Bobde on Saturday said justice can never be instant and...
By PTI in Jodhpur

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.19

Safety lessons for mothers

Mothers of 130-odd students of classes I and II were given lessons on child safety, rights and trafficking at a city school on Friday.The students, too, attended the workshop at Young Horizons School,...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.09.19

1,023 special fast-track courts to be set up for rape, POCSO cases

The Union government has proposed to set up a total of 1,023 fast-track special courts for expeditious trial of over 1.66 lakh pending cases of crime against women and children across the country.Each...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.03.20

POCSO convictions: Time to plug gaps

According to data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau, 39,827 cases were reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in 2018, an 18 per cent jump over the previous yea...
By Hanif Qureshi and R. Rochin Chandra in

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.02.20

Life term in Bariatu rape

The Pocso court of the capital on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to the two convicts of gang-rape, Sarfaraz Ansari, 27, and Khursid Ansari, 25, and imposed fines of Rs 85,000 on each.The special j...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 16.02.19

20-year jail for Kerala priest for rape

A Kerala court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic clergyman to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor, who gave birth two years ago, in a case that took several shocking turns. A criminal ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 20.01.20

Bihar shelter home: Brajesh Thakur, 18 others convicted

NGO owner Brajesh Thakur and 18 others were on Monday convicted by a Delhi court for sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home.Additional sessions judge Saurabh ...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.02.19

Bhanwari Devi and a long march to wipe out the stigma of rape

None has been convicted for the alleged gang rape of Rajasthan social worker Bhanwari Devi in front of her husband in 1992 as punishment for stopping a child marriage in the family of a caste higher t...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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