The Act has removed the words "communal or sectarian violence", which had punishment for a person who sexually abused a child during the course of such violence. The words have been replaced with "violence during any natural calamity or in similar situations".
Minister of State (independent charge) for Labour & Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar said the central government has taken cognisance of the practice of child labor still going on in various parts of the country in spite of a ban.
In today's technology-driven world, bullying and abuse have taken many forms. Children have regular access to the internet and mobile phones, which are great tools of learning for them, but they can also pose a grave risk.
Japan was shocked last March by the death of 5-year-old Yua Funato, who left handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents. The UN panel said children should have access to a 24/7 helpline.
“From the child’s account, it appears that the accused met her shortly after he moved in, when he went to the society’s pool for a swim. He struck up a conversation with her,” said Shakuntala Dhull, chairperson, CWC (Gurgaon).
New delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Parliament to discuss a petition filed by lawyer Mahalaxmi Pavani against offenders who commit heinous crimes against infants. Pavani on Monday said that there are many laws against rapists but the punishments mentioned in these laws are not enough for pedophiles.