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Feb 16, 2019
Kerala priest sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment, Rs 3 lakh fine for raping and impregnating minorThe matter came into light when the district childline authorities got an anonymous telephone call about the incident.
Jan 30, 2019
Kerala Police books Congress leader accused of raping a tribal minor girl for over an year; party suspends membershipA local Congress leader in Wayanad has been booked for allegedly raping a minor tribal girl for nearly a year, police said on Wednesday
Jan 08, 2019
Centre intoduces amendments to POCSO Act in Lok Sabha: Bill to include death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on childrenThe POCSO Act defines child as any person below the age of 18 years and the amendments are aimed at discouraging the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent.
Jan 02, 2019
While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilationThe BJP has been strident in its opposition to triple talaq, including attempting to push through legislation criminalising the practice, but the saffron party has chosen to tread with caution on female genital mutilation (FGM), which is practised in the Bohra community, saying the case should be referred to a Constitution bench
Dec 28, 2018
Cabinet approves amendments to POCSO Act, introduces death penalty for aggravated sexual offencesThe government has approved amendments to the POCSO Act and introduced stringent measures to check the circulation of child pornography and administration of hormones to children to attain early sexual maturity.
Dec 19, 2018
Centre releases draft child protection policy, invites comments from stakeholders till 4 January: All you need to knowThe draft child protection policy has been uploaded to the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) website, and the ministry has invited comments from stakeholders until 4 January.
Dec 01, 2018
Gurugram man held for raping 3-year-old daughter; booked under POCSO Act on wife's complaintA man accused of raping his three-year-old daughter was arrested from here Friday, a police officer said.
Nov 11, 2018
Sixteen-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri dies after being raped, assaulted; parents, relatives stage protestsA sixteen-year-old tribal girl succumbed to her injuries at the government hospital in Dharmapuri on 10 November, after she was allegedly raped by two youths.
Oct 09, 2018
Thane man caught on tape molesting 5-year-old girl in park; police arrest accused, book him under POCSOA 52-year-old man was arrested for allegedly molesting a five-year-old girl at a public park here in Maharashtra, police said Tuesday.
Sep 28, 2018
India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitionersIndia has a broadly liberal law that allows abortion services to save lives of women, preserve physical and mental health. Yet, the recent Guttmacher study (2017) shows that around 56 percent of abortions in India are conducted illegally.