Sexual Offences Act
India  /  Published 30.08.22

Dumka: child panel cites POCSO

The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Jharkhand's Dumka district has said that the class 12 student who died days after being set on fire by a man was a minor, and demanded action against him under...
By Our Web Desk in Ranchi, Dumka

Opinion  /  Published 30.08.22

Court bid to prevent sexual abuse

The Kerala High Court has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education and the state government to make it mandatory for every school in the state to include a prevention-oriented programme on se...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 29.08.22

POCSO: Murugha claims ‘conspiracy’

A prominent seer in Karnataka booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on Monday broke his silence over the issue, claiming it was part of a long-drawn conspiracy again...
By PTI in Chitradurga

News  /  Published 30.07.22

Four get ‘rare’ 20 years in jail for trafficking, two others get 10-year terms each

Four persons have been sent to 20 years in jail for trafficking a girl, a quantum of punishment that lawyers and police officers handling such cases said was “rare”. Two others were given...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.07.22

Trafficking survivors speak of post-rescue challenges at Kolkata session

The panel comprised Sudeshna Roy, special consultant, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights; Madhumita Halder, consultant, prevention of trafficking, department of women and child deve...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.22

CBI files chargesheet in Nadia rape case

The CBI on Friday filed a chargesheet against nine persons in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl at Hanshkhali in Nadia on April 4. The chargesheeted persons include Trinamul...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 25.05.22

Parents can’t settle kid-abuse cases: HC

Parents of a child who is a victim of sexual offence cannot enter into a “compromise” with the accused, Punjab and Haryana High Court has held. Parents cannot be allowed to compromise a c...
By PTI in Chandigarh

News  /  Published 01.04.22

Rights workshops for Kolkata school students

The state commission for the protection of child rights is holding sessions in schools to teach students about their rights, child marriage, elopement and various aspects of Pocso (Protection of Child...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.22

Track changes: fast courts

In India, few useful ideas work out as envisioned. Fast-track courts, introduced in 2000 and growing in number, were meant to lighten the burden of cases in district and subordinate courts. Yet in Dec...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.01.22

The system for evaluating judges is opaque

Justice Pushpa V. Ganediwala shot to infamy with two judgments that drastically reduced the scope of ‘sexual assault’ under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. In one, she...
By Arghya Sengupta


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