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Explained: How the POCSO Act has been amended

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".

Death included in child abuse law, sexual assault definition widened

The amendments cover 21 kinds of sexual crimes that come under the definition of aggravated penetrative sexual assault against children.


Mumbai: Four held in child selling racket, cops say accused part of interstate gang

While three persons arrested from Delhi are relatives, the crime branch officers obtained the custody of a fourth person, Julehuma Dalvi (32), from Byculla women’s jail.

Child labour cases: trend shows decline, govt says will eradicate it

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.

How to keep your child safe at home and outside

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.

United Nations urges Japan to let children be children

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.


Childhood trauma can affect health across a lifetime. Watch video

High levels of trauma can triple the risk of heart disease and lung cancer.

Child sex abuse was rife in Scottish Catholic care homes, inquiry finds

Based on evidence from 51 witnesses and 21 written statements, the report detailed beatings with straps, rosary beads, wooden crucifixes and dog leads.

Caregivers must play their part to prevent child abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is any act using a child for sexual gratification. It can be physical, visual or verbal in nature. A majority of abusers are known to the child.

No arrest yet in sexual assault of girl inside Gurgaon society

“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).

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SC orders Parliament to discuss chemical castration for child abusers

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.