Sexual assault Current Affairs, GK & News

Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) Scheme

The Supreme Court has directed the High Courts of the country to provide an estimate of manpower required to create Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) scheme in their states within three months. It has introduced new definitions to the vulnerable victims. Who are vulnerable victims? The Supreme Court has included the sexually assaulted victims in ..

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What are the amendments proposed in Maharashtra’s Shakti Bill?

On December 22, 2021, Maharashtra State Home Minister, Dilip Walse Patil presented a report on Shakti Bill in the State Assembly. Highlights Report was prepared by a joint committee, which held 13 meetings. Committee submitted the amendments to the original Bill, which was sent to the joint committee in budget session. Bill is likely to ..

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NCRB releases “Crimes in India” report

On September 29, 2020, the National Crime Record Bureau released a report titled “Crime in India”, 2019. According to the report, crimes against women increased by 7.3% between 2018 and 2019. Key Findings of Women Uttar Pradesh reported highest number of cases in both the categories, crimes against women and crimes against scheduled castes Assam ..

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The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 approved by Cabinet

On January 29, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill aims to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, 1971. The bill is to be introduced in the coming session of Parliament Highlights According to the proposal, termination of pregnancy is to be extended to 24 weeks. It ..

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

Parliament passed Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to provide stricter punishments for child sex abuse. It was first passed by Rajya Sabha on July 24, 2019 and then by Lok Sabha on August 1, 2019. The Bill amends Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012 which provides legal framework ..

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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 ..

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