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389 districts in India have over 100 pending child abuse cases each

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.

7,277 POCSO cases pending in 19 Delhi courts

According to a source, the information, placed before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in July, sheds light on the number of POCSO cases pending in the capital from March 2013, when POCSO courts were set up, until June 30, 2019.


Mumbai: Woman booked under POCSO, accused of sexually abusing boy

According to the complaint filed by the parents of the 16-year-old boy, on June 29, their son left home around 7 am saying he was going out for breakfast.

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".

POCSO amendments passed in Lok Sabha

The Bill was unanimously passed in the Lok Sabha in a rare show of consensus with the only exception being AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi, who opposed the death penalty clause.

Parliament today highlights: NMC Bill passed in Raya Sabha, POCSO (Amendemnt) Bill gets Lok Sabha approval

On the NMC Bill, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Bill will go down in the history as the one which transformed the medical education in India.


Twenty-two-year-old gets first death sentence for POCSO offence in Odisha

The rape and murder occurred in January in Angul district. The victim, a 13-year-old girl, was accosted by the man, who then dragged her to a forested area, where she was raped and murdered.

Set up special courts in districts with over 100 POCSO cases in 60 days: SC to Centre

The apex court also asked the Centre to report progress in four weeks adding that the special courts should start functioning in 60 days from now.

Derek O'Brien reveals he was 'sexually molested' as teenager during debate on POCSO bill

Following a lengthy debate, Rajya Sabha passed the bill that increases the punishment of aggravated penetrative sexual assault from 10 years to 20 years.

Rajya Sabha members support amendments to POCSO Act

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani.

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Plenty of evidence to show death penalty for child rapists is no deterrent

The government's proposal to modify the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act or POCSO Act and ensure death penalty for child rapists has many problems. Shalini Nair reports.