Functioning of the POCSO Act – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was enacted in June 2012 and came into force in November 2022. It has completed 10 years now. The Act has played an instrumental role in addressing sexual offences against children. Yet the frequency of sexual offences against children has risen… Continue reading Functioning of the POCSO Act – Explained, pointwise

On POCSO Act: Errors of judgment

News: The Allahabad High Court recently held that oral sex with a minor is not a case of ‘aggravated penetrative sexual assault’ under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. About Section 5 and 6 of the POCSO Act Section 5(m) of the Act clearly lays down that “whoever commits penetrative sexual assault… Continue reading On POCSO Act: Errors of judgment

Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further 2 years

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of 1023 Fast Track Special Court (FTSCs) including 389 exclusive POCSO courts as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) till March 31, 2023. Background: Incidents of rape and gang rape of minor girls below the age of twelve and similar heinous crimes against… Continue reading Cabinet approves continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Fast Track Special Courts for further 2 years