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With students in panel, Bihar schools to have POCSO cells for harassment complaints soon

February 23, 2020 7:46 am

Every school will have to forward any complaint to the nearest police station if it merits a case to be registered under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

POCSO case: Identity, description more important than name in FIR, says Bombay High Court denying bail to convict

February 14, 2020 4:08 am

A single judge bench of Justice Prithviraj K Chavan passed the order last week on a plea filed by the convict, who had sought bail on the ground that his name was different from the name mentioned by the minor in the FIR.

Dehradun gangrape: Main accused gets 20 yrs jail, 3 minors sent to juvenile home

February 05, 2020 3:51 am

A senior security official in Srinagar told The Indian Express that PDP leader Aijaz Ahmad Mir, the former Shopian MLA, was released from the MLA Hostel on Tuesday.

Mumbai: 86-year-old gets 3 years in jail for sexual harassment of 15-year-old

February 01, 2020 7:24 am

At the time of the incident, the girl was 15 years old. During her deposition, the girl told the court that the accused approached her at the park and asked several questions, including her name and in which class was she studying.

Sexual abuse of minor girls: Muzaffarpur shelter home owner, 18 others found guilty

January 21, 2020 3:33 am

Of the 20 accused, including eight women, the court acquitted one man.

Man gets 3-year jail for sexual abuse of child actor on Delhi-Mumbai flight

January 16, 2020 7:59 am

The 41-year-old man, was found guilty under sections pertaining to sexual harassment of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)Act.

Tackling paedophilia: Psychologists open doors for those seeking help

November 11, 2019 2:53 pm

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

October 11, 2019 12:28 am

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.

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

October 04, 2019 4:12 am

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

August 16, 2019 1:05 am

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.


How safe children are in India: News in Numbers

August 10, 2018 1:26 pm

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

August 07, 2018 3:15 am

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.