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POCSO Cases: Not By Law Alone

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Though a court in Odisha set an example by sentencing to death a man who raped and murdered a...
Supreme Court Orders Setting Up Of Exclusive Courts On Child Rape Cases Within 60 Days

Supreme Court Orders Setting Up Of Exclusive Courts On Child Rape Cases Within 60...

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the setting up of the special designated courts in all districts in the country where 100 or more...
Photo: UNI

Child Rapes: Save Our Children

With child rapes on the rise, the apex court has taken suo motu  cognisance and decided to frame guidelines to deal with it, while...
The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI)

Age of Consent: Who is a Child?

Above: The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI) A Madras High Court...
The Muzaffarpur shelter home being demolished after it was found that the building had violated the approved plan/Photo: twitter.com/ANI

House Of Horrors

Above: The Muzaffarpur shelter home being demolished after it was found that the building had violated the approved plan/Photo: twitter.com/ANI With the Supreme Court setting...
Supreme Court

Female genital mutilation a violation of human rights and punishable via POCSO Act statues,...

The apex court on Tuesday (July 31) was informed by the Senior Counsel Shyam Divan that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in...
POCSO Ordinance Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective implementation

POCSO Ordinance: Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective...

The recent India Legal show deliberated on the recent Ordinance mandating death penalty for the rape of minors upto the age of 12 years....
Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

As experience has shown that child rapists are often free of remorse for their heinous act, will the death penalty serve any purpose? ~By Abhishek...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the probe

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the...

Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow on Wednesday...
BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies

Unnao rape: Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of raping her dies in...

Above: BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies In what could trigger a political backlash for the Yogi Adityanath government...
Photo Courtesy Bhavana Gaur

Schools, parents share equal responsibility towards school children, says India Legal panellists

The recent India Legal show discussed the issue of increasing number of crimes against schoolchildren in the Delhi-NCR region. The show talked to a...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Sexual Offences: Leering at a Child is Punishable

The Bombay High Court has said that looking at a minor boy or a girl with a sexual intention will invite the provisions of...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC asks Centre to reply on petition on “gender-specific” laws

Above: Delhi High Court In an effort to neutralize gender biases in the many acts that govern society in India, especially in laws relating to...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

POCSO case: In dealing with age, only defined physical age will be considered, says...

While formulating and enacting the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012, which defines a ‘child’ as a person under 18 years...
POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

Keeping in mind the vulnerability of children, Parliament initiated a process and came up with the POCSO Act. It came into effect on November...
ASG presents shockingly low number for homeless in UP; when probed by SC, says drop the report

SC insists on new courts, public prosecutors for POCSO Act cases

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on April 7 heard a petition filed...

'POCSO Act' - 16 News Results

Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

POCSO Cases: Not By Law Alone

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Though a court in Odisha set an example by sentencing to death a man who raped and murdered a...
Supreme Court Orders Setting Up Of Exclusive Courts On Child Rape Cases Within 60 Days

Supreme Court Orders Setting Up Of Exclusive Courts On Child Rape Cases Within 60...

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the setting up of the special designated courts in all districts in the country where 100 or more...
Photo: UNI

Child Rapes: Save Our Children

With child rapes on the rise, the apex court has taken suo motu  cognisance and decided to frame guidelines to deal with it, while...
The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI)

Age of Consent: Who is a Child?

Above: The High Court observed that teenagers in consensual relationships should be dealt with under liberal provisions of law (Representative Picture: UNI) A Madras High Court...
The Muzaffarpur shelter home being demolished after it was found that the building had violated the approved plan/Photo: twitter.com/ANI

House Of Horrors

Above: The Muzaffarpur shelter home being demolished after it was found that the building had violated the approved plan/Photo: twitter.com/ANI With the Supreme Court setting...
Supreme Court

Female genital mutilation a violation of human rights and punishable via POCSO Act statues,...

The apex court on Tuesday (July 31) was informed by the Senior Counsel Shyam Divan that the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in...
POCSO Ordinance Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective implementation

POCSO Ordinance: Panellists at India Legal show reckon “Ordinance is timely” but needs effective...

The recent India Legal show deliberated on the recent Ordinance mandating death penalty for the rape of minors upto the age of 12 years....
Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

Death Penalty for Child Rapists: Free of Guilt

As experience has shown that child rapists are often free of remorse for their heinous act, will the death penalty serve any purpose? ~By Abhishek...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the probe

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC asks for progress report; says it will monitor the...

Above: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger accused in a rape case outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police, in Lucknow on Wednesday...
BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies

Unnao rape: Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of raping her dies in...

Above: BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies In what could trigger a political backlash for the Yogi Adityanath government...
Photo Courtesy Bhavana Gaur

Schools, parents share equal responsibility towards school children, says India Legal panellists

The recent India Legal show discussed the issue of increasing number of crimes against schoolchildren in the Delhi-NCR region. The show talked to a...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Sexual Offences: Leering at a Child is Punishable

The Bombay High Court has said that looking at a minor boy or a girl with a sexual intention will invite the provisions of...
Delhi High Court

Delhi HC asks Centre to reply on petition on “gender-specific” laws

Above: Delhi High Court In an effort to neutralize gender biases in the many acts that govern society in India, especially in laws relating to...
Disqualified AIADMK legislators: SC appoints a third judge to break deadlock

POCSO case: In dealing with age, only defined physical age will be considered, says...

While formulating and enacting the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012, which defines a ‘child’ as a person under 18 years...
POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

POCSO Act, a case for the age of innocence

Keeping in mind the vulnerability of children, Parliament initiated a process and came up with the POCSO Act. It came into effect on November...
ASG presents shockingly low number for homeless in UP; when probed by SC, says drop the report

SC insists on new courts, public prosecutors for POCSO Act cases

The Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul on April 7 heard a petition filed...

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