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

Man convicted, sentenced to 3-year imprisonment for molesting former Bollywood actress on flight
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Man convicted, sentenced to 3-year imprisonment for molesting former Bollywood actress on flight

In December 2017, the Bollywood actress alleged she was molested by a co-passenger on board an Air Vistara flight from Delhi to Mumbai.

High pendency of child sexual abuse cases render POCSO a toothless law: Uttar Pradesh accounts for 25% of all cases under the Act
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High pendency of child sexual abuse cases render POCSO a toothless law: Uttar Pradesh accounts for 25% of all cases under the Act

States like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal continue to ignore Supreme Court's directive to set up Special POCSO Fast Track Courts (FTC) despite extremely high pendency rates. In some districts in these two states, there are over 1,000 POCSO cases pending for over one year.

Kerala Muslim cleric booked for sexually assaulting 15-year-old; accused lured her to Vithura forest, says police
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Kerala Muslim cleric booked for sexually assaulting 15-year-old; accused lured her to Vithura forest, says police

The incident in Kerala came to light after a group of local women confronted the cleric after seeing him with the school-going girl in the forest.

Centre intoduces amendments to POCSO Act in Lok Sabha: Bill to include death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children
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Centre intoduces amendments to POCSO Act in Lok Sabha: Bill to include death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children

The 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.

Delhi teen sexually assaulted by classmate in school washroom; accused allegedly told two others to video-record act
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Delhi teen sexually assaulted by classmate in school washroom; accused allegedly told two others to video-record act

The teen girl's classmate allegedly kissed her inside the washroom of the school and asked two of his friends to record the act

Cabinet approves amendments to POCSO Act, introduces death penalty for aggravated sexual offences
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Cabinet approves amendments to POCSO Act, introduces death penalty for aggravated sexual offences

The 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.

‘Even if my community disowns me, I want justice’: Advocate Deepika Rajawat speaks on Kathua case, fighting abuse and hatred
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‘Even if my community disowns me, I want justice’: Advocate Deepika Rajawat speaks on Kathua case, fighting abuse and hatred

Advocate Deepika Rajawat who will receive Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice on Sunday, speaks about the challenges she has faced since taking up the Kathua rape and murder case and why people who have been naming sexual harassers under the #MeToo campaign must approach the authorities

Madhya Pradesh: Juvenile board sentences 14-year-old boy to two years in remand home in Seoni district for raping minor girl
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Madhya Pradesh: Juvenile board sentences 14-year-old boy to two years in remand home in Seoni district for raping minor girl

The court ordered to send the boy to a remand home in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district for serving the sentence.

Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for raping minor, handed fine of Rs 30,000 by POCSO judge PP Jadhav
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Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for raping minor, handed fine of Rs 30,000 by POCSO judge PP Jadhav

The victim discovered that she was pregnant two months after the incident. Mulani forced her to take pregnancy termination pills, causing a miscarriage.

In Chennai, Child Welfare Committee struggles to stay afloat, with no chairperson for five years
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In Chennai, Child Welfare Committee struggles to stay afloat, with no chairperson for five years

The CWC in Chennai has not had a chairperson for five years, and has only three members, as opposed to five.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: India' first comprehensive anti-trafficking bill introduced in Lok Sabha
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: India' first comprehensive anti-trafficking bill introduced in Lok Sabha

India' first comprehensive anti-trafficking bill seeking to deal with the crime from the point of prevention, protection and rehabilitation was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Swimming instructor arrested for raping four-year-old girl at Greater Noida school
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Swimming instructor arrested for raping four-year-old girl at Greater Noida school

A swimming instructor was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl at a private school in Greater Noida, media reports said.

Sports Authority of India sacks Tamil Nadu centre coach for sexually harassing junior athletes
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Sports Authority of India sacks Tamil Nadu centre coach for sexually harassing junior athletes

The unnamed coach, believed to be associated with state level athletics campers at one of the SAI centers in Tamil Nadu, was sacked after an internal inquiry found him guilty.

Minor girl raped, stabbed to death in Haryana's Palwal; accused arrested from Asaoti village
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Minor girl raped, stabbed to death in Haryana's Palwal; accused arrested from Asaoti village

A five-year-old girl was kidnapped, brutally raped and stabbed to death allegedly by a man who used to work at her father's tent house in Asaoti village in Haryana's Palwal district.

Two minor girls raped in separate cases in Maharashtra's Parbhani and Hingoli districts; accused held
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Two minor girls raped in separate cases in Maharashtra's Parbhani and Hingoli districts; accused held

Two minor girls were allegedly raped in separate incidents in Parbhani and Hingoli districts in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday.

Death penalty for rapists: Justice must be swift and severe, else govt indulging in mere window dressing
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Death penalty for rapists: Justice must be swift and severe, else govt indulging in mere window dressing

Against the backdrop of the verdict on the Asaram rape case on Wednesday, the ordinance promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind paving the way for the death penalty in cases where the victim is below 12 years of age gained more traction.

President Ram Nath Kovind promulgates ordinance providing death penalty for rape of minors below 12 years
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President Ram Nath Kovind promulgates ordinance providing death penalty for rape of minors below 12 years

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday promulgated an ordinance to pave way for providing stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.

Global rights groups Amnesty International, CRY term ordinance on death penalty for child rapists a 'knee-jerk' reaction
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Global rights groups Amnesty International, CRY term ordinance on death penalty for child rapists a 'knee-jerk' reaction

Global rights groups, the Amnesty International and the CRY have termed the Union Cabinet's decision to introduce death penalty for rape of children below the age of 12 years a "knee-jerk reaction"