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Tackling paedophilia: Psychologists open doors for those seeking help

The World Health Organization (WHO) terms paedophilia as a mental disorder, with patients suffering from persistent sexual interest in children.

Gujarat: 35 new courts to be set up in state for POCSO cases

A notification of the state’s law department, dated September 18, said every district would now have a special court to expedite POCSO cases. The decision was taken by the High Court of Gujarat after discussion with the state government.

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Mumbai: Court rejects terror accused’s plea for probe under POCSO

The witness, who begun his deposition in the case in June and made the claim during cross-examination by defence lawyers in September, is yet to conclude his evidence.

Fitness trainer arrested in POCSO case for assaulting teen during exercise

The accused allegedly started touching her inappropriately and when she confronted him, he told her that he did so to improve her form, said the officer.

Why Manipur Child Rights Commission chairperson is co-accused in POCSO case

As per the chargesheet submitted in the special court of POCSO, the chairperson MCPCR and a relative of the victim were named co-accused.

NCPCR lacks data on POCSO cases, Supreme Court told

The revelation prompted CJI Ranjan Gogoi to remark, “What were they (NCPCR) doing for seven years?”

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Death penalty for child sex assault: Rajya Sabha nod to POCSO amendments

Smriti Irani thanked members for their cooperation and also moved an amendment in deference to their wishes, urging state governments to be mindful of the condition of juvenile homes as pointed out by MPs.

Hours after minor deposes, POCSO accused ‘jumps’ to death in Mumbai

After the hearing, the accused went towards the water cooler outside courtroom number 12 on the sixth floor of the building. Officials said that without warning, he pushed away the police constable who was holding his arm and jumped down the corridor.

Bengal: Day after state child rights panel called for his arrest, BJP candidate says charges baseless

According to police sources, a dispute had emerged on April 20 between the complainant’s father and some local BJP supporters over comments ostensibly made online by his minor daughter on triple talaq.

Chandigarh Girls Sports hostel warden to face trial for ‘sexual assault’ on 10-year-old

The police in the chargesheet submitted in the court has made 28 witnesses, including the victim and her father. The trial of the case is scheduled to commence from the next date, April 19, when the victim will record her statement in the court.

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How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

Crimes against children have increased by 14% in India from 2014 to 2016. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Not enough special courts to try POCSO cases: News in Numbers

Every district in India is supposed to have a special court for crimes against children. But many states don’t meet this requirement. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

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