Tag: Pocso

Supreme Court
SC favours guidelines for juveniles' assessment for trial as adult in heinous offences

It further added that the world acknowledges that children in conflict with law should be treated differently than adults.

  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Odisha Court Sentences Man To Life Imprisonment Till Death, Wife To 20 Yrs In Jail For Raping Minor
Odisha Court Sentences Man To Life Imprisonment Till Death, Wife To 20 Yrs In Jail For Raping Minor  

After examining witnesses and appreciating evidence, the special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court convicted the couple.

  • Saturday, 22 January 2022
Padma Awardee In Assam Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor Girl
Padma Awardee In Assam Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor Girl

As per the allegation, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Lakhimpur, had requested the accused to provide a foster home to two girls, and he agreed to have the two girls placed under his and his wife's care.

  • Wednesday, 05 January 2022
SC Quashes Skin-To-Skin Judgement Of Bombay HC
SC Quashes Skin-To-Skin Judgement Of Bombay HC

The top court, which was hearing separate appeals of Attorney General and the National Commission for women (NCW), had on January 27 stayed the order which had acquitted a man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act saying groping a minor's breast without 'skin to skin contact' cannot be termed as sexual assault .

  • Thursday, 18 November 2021
Salepur minor girl rape & death: Police files charge-sheet in POCSO court

Cuttack: Twelve days after the death of the Salepur minor girl, who was raped; Police today filed the charge-sheet in Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Court in Cuttack. According to sources, the charge-sheet has been prepared under Sections 376 (A), 376 (B), 302, 363 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 6 of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Biological not mental age of rape victims to determine case under POCSO

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi:  The Supreme Court, on Friday, said that the biological and not the mental age of a rape victim will decide whether the case will be tried under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012. The SC ruling came in response to a petition filed by the mother of a […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
76% citizens want death penalty for rapists: Survey

New Delhi: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to an ordinance on death penalty for rapists who attack children, a citizen survey shows that 76 per cent of the people agree with it. According to the survey conducted by LocalCircles, 18 per cent voted for life imprisonment without parole for convicted […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping deaf & dumb girl

Baripada: A court here on Wednesday sentenced a 48-year-old man to 20-year rigorous imprisonment for raping a deaf and dumb minor girl. Mayurbhanj Additional District Judge Ajit Kumar Singh sentenced Ujal Kumar Nath after holding him guilty of raping the girl and convicting him under section 376 D of the IPC and POCSO (The Protection […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
POCSO amendment
Cabinet approves Amendment in POCSO Act

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that the Cabinet has approved death penalty in aggravated […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
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W&CD Ministry approves 3 fresh proposals for Expenditure under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi: The Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Women and Child Development Ministry has today approved three major proposals. The three proposals are mentioned below: Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice proposal to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) to dispose off pending cases […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021
Odisha divyang girl rape
Setting up of special courts to deal with rape cases likely to begin on Oct 2: Govt

New Delhi: The process of setting up of over 1,000 fast-track special courts across the country to deal with pending cases of rape is likely to begin on October 2, the Law Ministry has said. The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry had proposed to set up 1,023 fast-track courts at a total budget […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Human Rights Courts: SC fines 7 states including Odisha

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday slapped cost of up to Rs 1 lakh on seven states for failing to file responses on setting up human rights courts despite its direction last year. The top court imposed cost of Rs 1 lakh each on Rajasthan and Uttarakhand while noting that neither have they filed the […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Class 1 student booked for attempting to rape classmate

Chandigarh: A Class 1 boy student of a government school in Haryana’s Sirsa town has had a case registered against him for attempting to rape his classmate, police said on Sunday. Police came to know about the incident after doctors at the Civil Hospital contacted them. A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
POCSO Court Awards Death Penalty To Salepur Minor Girl Rape & Murder Accused

Cuttack: A special POCSO court in Cuttack today awarded capital punishment to the accused in the sensational rape and murder case of a six-year-old girl in Salepur area last year. Sheikh Mustaq, who was accused of raping and murdering the minor girl from Jagannathpur village under Salepur police limits was charged under Sections 376 (A), […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
24 Special Courts In Odisha To Deal With POCSO Cases

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday said it would establish 24 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for disposal of cases of rape and other sexual offences against children in a time-bound manner. State Law Minister Pratap Jena said as per the Odisha Civil Courts Act 1984, the courts will work under an additional district judge. […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021