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'Trial in 99% of POCSO cases was still pending by December 2020'
India

'Trial in 99% of POCSO cases was still pending by December 2020'

According to a study, 42 percent of the total rape cases were committed against children below 18 years in 2020, compared to 47 percent in 2018 and 45 percent in 2019

Parliamentary panel decides not to push for lowering age limit of juvenile offenders under POCSO
India

Parliamentary panel decides not to push for lowering age limit of juvenile offenders under POCSO

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

Two Assam journalists arrested, three detained for attempt to 'malign' Himanta Biswa Sarma
India

Two Assam journalists arrested, three detained for attempt to 'malign' Himanta Biswa Sarma

A photo of the minister hugging his daughter was shared by a local news website under false pretexts and went viral on social media

Holding girl’s hands, opening pant’s zip not sexual assault under POCSO, says Bombay HC
India

Holding girl’s hands, opening pant’s zip not sexual assault under POCSO, says Bombay HC

The observation was made by a single bench of Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, who earlier this month, faced flak for acquitting a man for groping a minor girl, noting that there was no 'skin-to-skin contact with sexual intent'

Groping minor’s breast not sexual assault in absence of ‘skin-to-skin’ contact, Bombay HC says in judgment
India

Groping minor’s breast not sexual assault in absence of ‘skin-to-skin’ contact, Bombay HC says in judgment

A Nagpur Bench of the Bombay HC modified an order sentencing a 39-year-old man to three years of imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl

Thoughts on a conversation on sexual harassment in the arts, and making sense of traumas buried in the past
Lifestyle

Thoughts on a conversation on sexual harassment in the arts, and making sense of traumas buried in the past

An asymmetrical distribution of power between the student and the teacher in the Indian arts — especially in the classical performing arts — makes this sphere vulnerable to incidents of sexual abuse, thereby rendering systemic reform not just crucial, but indispensable to the progress of the disciplines.

Three girls, lured on pretext of visiting Durga Puja pandals, raped in Assam's Goalpara; accused held
India

Three girls, lured on pretext of visiting Durga Puja pandals, raped in Assam's Goalpara; accused held

Preliminary investigation revealed that the three men accused of the crime already knew the girls. The police is investigating allegations that the trio also filmed the sexual assault on their phones

CBI books Mumbai man under POCSO for luring minors online, selling child pornography
India

CBI books Mumbai man under POCSO for luring minors online, selling child pornography

The accused would entice minors into online relationships posing as a film star and ask them for pornographic photographs and videos, which he then used to trap them into his illicit net, officials said.

Allahabad HC issues stay on Nawazuddin Siddiqui's arrest in molestation case filed by ex-wife
Entertainment

Allahabad HC issues stay on Nawazuddin Siddiqui's arrest in molestation case filed by ex-wife

On 14 October, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aliya had appeared before the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court and recorded her statement under section 164 of the CrPC (recording of confessions and statements) on her complaint against her husband and his four family members.

Dalit teen gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district; two arrested, says police
India

Dalit teen gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district; two arrested, says police

The medical examination of the victim was conducted at the Community Health Centre in Kalyanpur but the report hasn't been received as yet, the police said

Delhi Police registers FIR against Alt News co-founder for ‘threatening, torturing’ girl on Twitter
India

Delhi Police registers FIR against Alt News co-founder for ‘threatening, torturing’ girl on Twitter

The complaint refers to a photo of the girl and her grandfather shared by Mohammed Zubair on Twitter during an online spat with the minor’s father

12-year-old raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj; one arrested
India

12-year-old raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj; one arrested

The girl had been missing since Friday evening and her body was recovered from a forest in Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday evening, police said

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Delhi court set to announce quantum of sentence for convicts Brajesh Thakur, 18 others for gangrape under POCSO Act on 11 Feb
India

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Delhi court set to announce quantum of sentence for convicts Brajesh Thakur, 18 others for gangrape under POCSO Act on 11 Feb

A Delhi court on Tuesday said it will announce the quantum of sentence for Brajesh Thakur and 18 others, convicted of sexually and physically assaulting several girls in a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, on 11 February.

Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: Delhi court convicts Brajesh Thakur, 18 others for gangrape, aggravated sexual assault under POCSO Act
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Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case: Delhi court convicts Brajesh Thakur, 18 others for gangrape, aggravated sexual assault under POCSO Act

Delhi court on Monday convicted Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home, for gang rape and aggravated penetrative sexual assault.

Delhi court convicts two for raping 5-year-old girl in 2013; arguments on quantum of sentence on 30 January
India

Delhi court convicts two for raping 5-year-old girl in 2013; arguments on quantum of sentence on 30 January

A POCSO court convicted two men on Saturday for raping a five-year-old girl in east Delhi in 2013, saying the case had shaken the collective conscience of the society.

Unnao rape case: Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar's plea challenging life imprisonment
India

Unnao rape case: Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar's plea challenging life imprisonment

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of the CBI on expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's appeal challenging his conviction and life term for raping a minor girl in UP's Unnao in 2017

2013 Delhi gangrape case: Sessions court to pronounce judgment on 18 Jan; accused charged with aggravated sexual assault of 5-year-old
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2013 Delhi gangrape case: Sessions court to pronounce judgment on 18 Jan; accused charged with aggravated sexual assault of 5-year-old

A Delhi court Wednesday fixed 18 January for pronouncing judgement in the sensational 2013 case of the gangrape of a five-year-old girl in east Delhi

Unnao rape case: Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar moves Delhi High Court challenging his conviction, life sentence
India

Unnao rape case: Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar moves Delhi High Court challenging his conviction, life sentence

The court had convicted Sengar in the Unnao case for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act for offence by a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against a child

Delhi court likely to pronounce judgment in Muzaffarpur shelter home case tomorrow
India

Delhi court likely to pronounce judgment in Muzaffarpur shelter home case tomorrow

Delhi court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its judgment in the case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur.

109 children sexually abused every day in India in 2018, says NCRB data; 22 percent jump in such cases from 2017
India

109 children sexually abused every day in India in 2018, says NCRB data; 22 percent jump in such cases from 2017

Highest number of child rapes were recorded in Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu