Sexual Offences Act
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

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

Positive note: Pocso Act

The scales of justice need to be rectified on some occasions. Hearteningly, India’s highest court has always taken on the responsibility of smoothening the creases from the fabric of judgments b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 19.11.21

SC quashes skin ruling, says sexual intent is key

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed Bombay High Court’s verdict that no offence of sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, was made out if there was no ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.08.21

Centre opposes HC skin contact verdict

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court the much-criticised Bombay High Court ruling that groping a child’s breasts without “skin-to-skin contact” did not amount to sexual assau...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 09.04.21

Molest slur on central jawan

The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to the Bengal chief election officer, seeking immediate steps against a central armed police force jawan accused of molesting a mi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly


Opinion  /  Published 01.04.21

Blind to love: Abuse of POSCO

Laws can be abused, but how they are abused depends on the prevalent attitudes of a culture. In India, the law against abduction is often evoked against the relationship of two consenting adults when ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 28.03.21

Minor girl raped and paraded in MP

A total of six persons, including the man accused of rape, and five villagers, have been arrested. A video showing the girl and the accused tied with ropes, being beaten and forced to walk in public ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Alirajpur (MP)

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.03.21

Minor gets life terms for gang rape

A special POCSO court sentenced a minor to a life in prison and a fine of Rs 60,000 for his involvement in the gang rape of law college student in Ranchi Kanke area in 2019. Public prosecutor A....
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

Students rock mock parliament

The chairs were set. The chief minister, along with the rural development minister, the finance minister, the health minister and the education minister took their seats in presence of the Speaker and...
By Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Salt Lake

North East  /  Published 18.02.21

4 held for trying to 'malign' Assam minister

Police on Wednesday arrested four persons belonging to the news website Pratibimba Live, including editor-in-chief Taufiquddin Ahmad, for allegedly posting a “salacious” news item to &ldqu...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


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