No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse
POCSO Act was amended in order to make it more effective in dealing with cases of child sex abuse in the country and notified on 6 August, 2019 and made effective from 16 August, 2019
Minor offenders under POCSO are currently tried under the Juvenile Justice Act, which also has a provision that let's the juvenile justice board decide whether an offender above 16 years of age should be tried as an adult
Cabinet approves changes in Juvenile Justice Act to increase scrutiny of childcare homes, protect 'abandoned' children
The amendments also include authorising district magistrate, additional district magistrate to issue adoption orders under Section 61 of the JJ Act in order to ensure speedy disposal of cases and enhance accountability
Delhi HC recalls adjournment order in plea filed by 2012 gangrape convict Pawan Kumar Gupta, lists matter for today
Minutes after the Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the plea filed by one of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case to 24 January, the court recalled its adjournment order and listed the matter to be heard on Thursday itself
Delhi gangrape case: Convict Pawan Kumar Gupta moves HC claiming he was juvenile in 2012, says ossification test was not done
Seeking to be declared a juvenile at the time of occurrence of the 2012 Delhi gangrape, convict Pawan Kumar Gupta alleged that his ossification test was not conducted by the investigating officers
While the first episode of The Lost Child looked at the abuse prevalent in Muzaffarpur's Balika Griha, the second episode follows up with an interview of Tarique Mohammed, who lead the TISS team through the audit which brought this debacle to light.
The Lost Child: Muzzafarpur's Balika Griha tells a story of rampant abuse, and the apathy that perpetuated it
The first episode of Suno India's The Lost Child traces the abuse of the girls at Muzaffarpur's Balika Griha and the investigation that followed, highlighting the causes that led to such circumstances.
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Rajya Sabha: Steep hike in penalties for errant drivers, taxi aggregators to fall under ambit of proposed law
The amendment bill will bring a lot of changes in how Indian roads and vehicular transportation are governed and will ensure more discipline on roads by tightening rules and increasing penalties.
Madras HC's suggestion on excluding consensual sex between people older than 16 from POCSO Act reflects ground reality
The suggestion of the Madras High Court with respect to the POCSO Act acknowledges the vast reality of sexual relationships amongst young persons in India.
Absence of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case from political campaign riles activists; experts seek transparency in child care institutions
A year ago, the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case had stunned the nation. However, the issue is now absent from political campaigns in the region.
A special branch report of the Jharkhand Police revealed that the shelter with the address, ‘SP Moses Phullanwal, Indira Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, Punjab’ has not been registered under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8 years of suspension, says Ministry of Women and Child Development
The suspension was enforced by Australia over charges of child trafficking for inter-country adoption by some recognised Indian placement agencies.
'Bihar govt's plan to bar NGOs from running children's homes uncalled for': TISS professor who headed audit team
Assistant professor Mohammed Tarique, who led the seven-member team which conducted the audit, said the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case was unfortunate, but all shelter homes inspected did not need such legal intervention.
Madras High Court calls for separate Union ministry for welfare of children, based on incidents of sexual violence
The Madras high court on Friday said it is high time the Ministry for Women and Child Development is bifurcated to create another ministry in view of increasing incidents of child abuse.
Parliament Monsoon Session Day 13: LS adjourns briefly over Muzaffarpur rape cases; polls to RS deputy chairman on 9 Aug
A furore in the Lok Sabha over the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases led to an adjournment of 10 minutes in the Lower House of Parliament.
Maneka Gandhi introduces Bill to amend Juvenile Justice Act, empower magistrates to pass orders for adoption of children
Government passed a bill in Lok Sabha to amend Juvenile Justice Act and enable district magistrates to issue adoption orders
The CWC in Chennai has not had a chairperson for five years, and has only three members, as opposed to five.
Maneka Gandhi orders all states to immediately inspect every childcare home run by Missionaries of Charity
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has ordered all the states to get the child-care homes run by the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity
According to NCPCR data, there are 5,850 registered CCIs in the country as of 11 July and if unregistered ones are counted then it crosse the 8,000-mark.
Juveniles at crossroads: Cops ignore confidentiality clause in JJ Act, deny reformed youths chance to rebuild life
Why is India failing its juveniles? National statistical data indicates that even juveniles who have been found to have reformed are not being given a fair chance to enter mainstream life