POCSO Current Affairs, GK & News

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

The concept of mandatory minimum sentences is common in American and Canadian legal systems. Recently, the Canadian Apex court announced that it is to stop pronouncing mandatory minimum sentences. Mandatory minimum sentences are judgments that do not leave discretion to the court. Meaning the punishment cannot be reduced in the future. What are Mandatory Minimum ..

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E-Baal Nidan portal revamped

The NCPCR has revamped the E-Baal Nidan portal to include more features that would ease the tasks of complainants as well as NCPCR and SCPCRs in dealing with the complaints. What is E-Baal Nidan Portal? “E-Baal Nidan” is an online complaint mechanism launched in 2015 to enable individuals to report violations committed against a child ..

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Government notifies POCSO Rules, 2020

The Government has notified the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2020 which enables implementation of recent amendments to the Act. Under the new rules, punishment for child abuse has been made more stringent. The rules state that any person who has received any pornographic material involving a child or any information regarding such ..

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Maharashtra has the Highest Number of Cases Registered under the POCSO Act from 2015 to 2017

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to Rajya Sabha provided the information regarding the total number of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 as per the last three reports of the National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB). Highlights from the reports: ..

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Executive, Legislative and Judicial Actions against Child Abuse in India

Child abuse is classified into physical, sexual and emotional. Each of them has recognizable characteristics. Physical abuse is indicated by bruises, burns, fractures, abrasions and injuries. Sexual abuse, which is involvement of children in sexual activities which they don’t comprehend and unable to give consent; is usually not identified with physical indicators alone. Under it, ..

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