Pocso(Search results - 43)
India6, Dec 2019, 7:21 PM IST
No mercy pleas for child rapists: President Kovind’s suggestion only adds to Modi government’s resolve
President Ram Nath Kovind’s suggestion to do away with mercy pleas of child rapists only adds fillip to the Modi government in its resolve to protect the lives of children
India6, Dec 2019, 3:59 PM IST
President Ramnath Kovind: Rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have right to file mercy petition
On a day when Telangana Police killed all the four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, in an encounter, President Ramnath Kovind said that rape convicts under POCSO Act should not have the right to file mercy petition
India31, Oct 2019, 2:26 PM IST
Walayar sibling death case: Kerala CM assures support to victims' family
The police had arrested three men identified as V Madhu, Shibu and M Madhu in the case and charged them under various sections of the Protection of Child against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act
India23, Aug 2019, 7:45 PM IST
How efficient is the POCSO Act? Is it serving its purpose?
Union home minister Amit Shah urged the authorities concerned to devise a mechanism to address the issues of sexual crimes against women and kids in a faster and more efficient way.
India23, Aug 2019, 11:03 AM IST
Sexual offences against minors: Amit Shah wants probe, trial to be fast-tracked
Amit Shah said a detailed monitoring mechanism should be put in place to ensure investigation and trial in sexual offences/rape against girls below 12 years of age are completed within two months
India10, Aug 2019, 3:49 PM IST
Thane school van driver gets 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping two girls
The convict, who used to drive a van to ferry schoolchildren, had raped two girls, both aged around eight then, on multiple occasions between June and December 2016. Apart from rigorous imprisonment, the Thane court also imposed a fine of Rs 28,000.
India9, Aug 2019, 2:41 PM IST
Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar charged under POCSO Act, IPC for criminal conspiracy
Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused in raping a minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, has been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and POCSO Act.
India1, Aug 2019, 8:28 PM IST
Lok Sabha passes POCSO Amendment Bill providing death penalty for child abuse
The POCSO Amendment Bill that was already approved by the Rajya Sabha, defines child pornography and also makes it a punishable offense. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said this Bill aims at making offences against children gender neutral
India20, Jul 2019, 5:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Police arrest 8 persons for raping minor siblings
The siblings, aged seven and nine were allegedly raped for a period of five months by 10 members in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. The incident came to light when the kids were taken to hospital for a medical check-up after they fell sick.
India18, Jul 2019, 9:43 AM IST
Fast track courts to be set up to clear pending 1.6 lakh POCSO cases: Union minister Kishan Reddy
About 12,609 rape cases were registered under the POSCO this year. Of this, charge sheet had been done in 6,222 cases and 2,397 cases which were registered less than two months ago are under investigation. There are about 3,590 cases registered more than three months ago, Union minister Kishan Reddy said.
India11, Jul 2019, 9:57 AM IST
Death penalty for POCSO convicts to combat child sex abuse
POCSO Act has been amended to strengthen the law. It now includes death penalty for sexual assault on children.
India4, Jul 2019, 2:58 PM IST
Kerala women and child development director: 1-2 kids molested everyday in state
Atrocities against children have seen an increase in Kerala in the last four years, with at least 6,000 POCSO cases still pending trial
India29, May 2019, 1:32 PM IST
Two Kerala police officers suspended for beating man in public
Aneesh, the man who was beaten by the police is a criminal according to sources. He was arrested for several cases including the one in which he attacked women and cases related to POCSO. As he was trying to escape from the police station, the police officer had to chase him and beat him.
India27, Apr 2019, 3:20 PM IST
Army man sexually assaults teenager on pretext of marriage in Madurai
Pandeeswaran, an army man, allegedly raped a teenager while he was on vacation. Pandeeswaran had promised to marry her. He was arrested after the girl’s father lodged a complaint.
India10, Apr 2019, 12:21 PM IST
Madras HC to Tamil Nadu govt: Set up toll-free number for students to report sexual harassment
With an increase in the number of sexual harassment cases reported against children, the Madras high court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to set up a toll-free number for students to register their complaints. The same must be displayed in school boards, it said