Assault: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Both the houses of parliament have approved the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill amends the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 seeks to protect children from offences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and pornography. Features of the Bill Penetrative Sexual Assault The 2012 act provided punishment of imprisonment ..

Ministry of Home Affairs launched SAECKs to investigate cases of sexual assault

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs have distributed over 3,100 special kits SAECKs (Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits) to accomplish investigations into sexual assault cases among states and Union Territories. SAECKs can be used for collecting blood and semen samples and other evidence which can be used for investigation purpose. SAECKs will also help to ..

Union Cabinet approves Amendment in POCSO Act of 2012

The Union Cabinet has recently approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. To discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent, Section-4, Section-5 and Section-6 are proposed to be amended to provide the ..

Cabinet approves Law ensuring rigorous punishment for sexual assault

The Union Cabinet approved the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012, in Parliament to expand the reach of the legal offence of sexual assault to ensure more rigorous punishments for sexual offences including rape. What are the key amendments in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012? The Bill replaces the word ‘rape’ with the phrase ‘sexual ..

Sexual Offences against Children Bill approved with stringent punishment for crime

The Union Cabinet sanctioned a bill dealing entirely with sexual offences against children. The ‘Sexual Offences Against Children Bill’ aims rigorous punishment for sexual intercourse or contact with sexual intent with a child below 18 years. The punishment ranges from 3 years’ imprisonment to life term for a person who commits sexual harassment, sexual assault, ..