Tag: Pocso Act

Violence and Rape in marriage: Dealing with false cases and ‘sheltering’ real survivors
Violence and Rape in marriage: Dealing with false cases and ‘sheltering’ real survivors

Who is making false accusations, and who is telling the truth? God alone knows and we can only pray that karma catches up with the real wrongdoer.

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Keonjhar viral video: Case registered under POCSO Act against 4 accused

Keonjhar: Police have arrested four people for allegedly forcing a young couple to get intimate, recording the act and uploading the video on social media. All the accused have been arrested under POCSO Act and IT Act while one of the accused is a juvenile. The victim is said to be a tribal girl while […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Actor Papu charged under IPC, POCSO in casting couch case

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor Papu Pompom was charged under the IPC and the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) in connection with the casting couch case involving a minor girl. According to sources, Papu today appeared before the POCSO court which framed the charges against the actor under sections 341, 323 and 354 of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 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
CWC Confirms Sexual Abuse Of Minor Girl By Kalahandi Shelter Home Chief

Kalahandi: The Bolangir Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Sunday confirmed truth behind the allegations that Saroj Das, the head of Vision, an organization which manages ‘Prayas’ shelter home in Bhawanipatna, sexually abused a minor inmate of the shelter home meant for HIV kids. Bolangir CWC chairperson, Jageswar Mohanty informed that his team has received vital […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Rajya Sabha passes POCSO amendment bill

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill entailing amendments to the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes against minors. Now the bill, would be send to the Lok Sabha for its approval. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Across India, 1.5 Lakh Child Rape Cases Pending

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, the Supreme Court was informed on Thursday that 150,332 child rape cases are pending and the disposal rate is mere 9 per cent in the country as on June 30. The victims await a child-friendly justice delivery system. Seven years from its enactment, the Protection of Children from Sexual […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Be ready to apologise for comments, LS Speaker warns MPs

New Delhi: In a strict direction, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday warned all members to avoid passing comments on other members from their seats, otherwise they will have to tender an apology in the House from the next time. Birla’s ruling came during the discussion on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
LS passes bill for death penalty in child sex abuse cases

New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, Lok Sabha members on Thursday supported an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act providing for death penalty in cases of aggravated sexual assault on children besides stringent punishments for other crimes against minors. Moving for the Bill for passage, Women and Child Development Minister […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Man arrested for raping minor in Odisha

Jajpur: A 51-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor in Bari area of Jajpur district, police said on Saturday. The accused, a neighbour of the nine-year-old girl, lured her with chocolates before taking her to his house in Ratnagiri area under Bari block on Thursday, a police officer said. “The man took […]

  • Tuesday, 27 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
Headmaster Arrested For Harassing Girl Students In Odisha

Keonjhar: Headmaster of Belda Upper Primary High School in Keonjhar’s Joda block was arrested on the charges of harassing girl students on Saturday. The accused headmaster Baneswar Patra has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime), Suresh Chandra Patra said, “A complaint was lodged against the […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Politicising Human Tragedy Is Inhuman: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said politicising any human tragedy, especially relating to women, is inhuman and this kind of politics would never give any returns. “Forget that I’m Chief Minister for 19 years or that I am President of Biju Janata Dal. As a senior member of this House, I would […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
FIR Against Odisha Man For Rape Attempt On Niece

Rourkela: As Odisha continues to boil amid protests over rising rape cases, an alleged rape attempt on a minor girl in Rourkela by none other than her maternal uncle has once again raised questions over the safety and security of girls and women in the state. As per reports, the victim, who is an orphan, […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
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Those Convicted Under POCSO Act Should Be Deprived Of Right To Mercy Petition: President Kovind

Mount Abu (Rajasthan): Demonic attacks on women have shaken the conscience of the country, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday and advocated that those convicted under the POCSO Act should be deprived of their right to mercy petition. It is for the Parliament to take a decision on the matter and make necessary constitutional […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021