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Man sentenced for assault on child

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Man sentenced for assault on child

Thane, Feb 10 :  A local court has sentenced a 35- year-old man from Juhugaon in Navi Mumbai to five years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the sexual assault on a five-year-old boy in 2015. In the order passed earlier this week, District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge, P P Jadhav, […]

Wife uses POCSO to frame husband, false ‘child rape’ case

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Wife uses POCSO to frame husband, false ‘child rape’ case

In the absence of a proper system of checks and balances the ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act’ is being blatantly misused and used as a tool in settling scores. The police, it seems, are too happy to go for publicity, instead of investigating the facts of the matter. A Delhi court has […]

Murky use of POCSO for revenge?

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Murky use of POCSO for revenge?

A former French diplomat charged with raping his three-year-old daughter in India has been cleared of all charges. Some observers say that the Indian law Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) is becoming a tool for vendetta. Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of Bangalore, was arrested in 2012 […]

Facebook romance turns sour for two minors

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Facebook romance turns sour for two minors

Cuttack, Jan 30: It’s a clear case of police ham-handedness and insensitivity. Has POCSO been misused?  Or is it one of shoddy reporting? The PTI reports:  A minor girl was allegedly raped by a boy who befriended her on Facebook, police said. The girl, a native of Jaipur, was in touch with the minor boy […]