Monday, Nov 29, 2021


POCSO Act: 99% Cases Still Pending, Praja Foundation Report Says

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

POCSO Cases: A report by Praja Foundation has said that 99% of the cases under the POCSO Act are still pending in the courts, highest number of rape victims between 12 and 18 years of age.

Oral Sex With Minor Not 'Aggravated Sexual Assault' Under POCSO: Allahabad HC

Nov 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

While reducing the sentence of a man who sexually assaulted a 10 year old, Allahabad High Court said that oral sex does not fall in the category of aggravated but penetrative sexual assault which is punishable under Section 4 of POCSO Act.

Skin To Skin Contact: How It Travelled Path Of Judiciary

The Supreme court on Thursday quashed the controversial skin to skin contact judgement of the Bombay High Court. The concept of skin to skin contact has now found a controversial place in the Indian Judiciary.

Most Important Element Of Sexual Assault Is Intent, Not Skin To Skin Contact: Supreme Court

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Supreme Court made the remark while quashing the controversial judgement of the Bombay High Court which acquitted a man from sexual assault charges under POCSO Act saying that skin to skin contact was not made.

Supreme Court Sets Aside Bombay High Court's Skin-To-Skin Contact Ruling

On September 30, the Supreme Court had reserved its judgment on appeals challenging the Bombay High Court verdict, acquitting a person under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, after he pressed a girl's breast over her dress, on the grounds that there was no skin-to-skin contact.

28 October, 2021

17-Year-Old Kerala Girl Delivers Own Baby At Home Watching YouTube Videos

Outlook Web Desk

The 21-year-old father of the child has been booked under POCSO as well as for rape.

10 October, 2021

UP: Class 10 Student Dies By Suicide As Classmate Threatens After Molesting

Outlook Web Desk

The police have registered a case under provisions of the POCSO Act and IPC sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) among others

10 September, 2021

8 Charged Under POCSO For Parading Naked Minor Girl To Please Rain God

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After the video clips went viral , a criminal case has been filed against 8 people, including 6 women in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district. NCPCR also took cognizance of the matter.

04 August, 2021

Rahul Gandhi Faces Flak From Child Rights Body For Sharing Pic Of Minor Rape Victim's Family

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has asked Twitter to take action against Rahul Gandhi's handle for sharing the photo saying it violates the Juvenile Justice and POCSO Acts.

16 July, 2021

Girl Abducted And Raped For Five Days In Uttar Pradesh's Amethi

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The girl's family reported that she was abducted on July 9 after she stepped outside to fill water from a hand pump near her house.

02 April, 2021

Man Given Death Sentence For Raping 10-Year-Old, 'Record Time' Judgement In Three And A Half Months

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Additional Government Counsel Ajumed Singh Chauhan said the offence was committed on December 14, 2020, when Neeraj had lured the girl to a desolate place in his village and raped her.


01 April, 2021

3-Year-Old Girl Playing Near Her Home Raped In Raipur, Accused On The Run

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The incident took place on Monday afternoon in Dharsiwa police station limits, located on the outskirts of capital Raipur.

12 March, 2021

Couple In Their Eighties Get 10 Years For Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old Girl

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The incident occurred eight years ago after the couple called the minor to their residence and committed the crime.

16 February, 2021

Patna School Principal Sentenced To Death For Raping 11-Year-Old Student

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The case came to light in September, 2018 when the victim, all of 11 years, was found to be pregnant upon being taken to a doctor by her parents who got worried over her frequent bouts of illness.

13 February, 2021

Bombay HC Judge's New Tenure Reduced To 1 Year After Her Controversial Verdict On Groping

Outlook Web Bureau

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala had earlier ruled that groping without 'skin-to-skin' does not qualify as sexual assault

05 February, 2021

Touching Child's Cheek Without Sexual Intent Not Offence: POCSO Court

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A special POCSO court on Tuesday acquitted a 28-year-old technician who was previously accused of molesting a 5-year-old's mother.

30 January, 2021

Minor Girl Gets Pregnant After Shopkeeper, Son Rape Her In UP's Ballia

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The incident came to light after the girl's family took her to a doctor on Thursday when she was not feeling well and came to know that she was three months' pregnant


27 January, 2021

SC Stays Bombay HC Order Which Held 'Skin-To-Skin Contact' Necessary For Sexual Assault Under POCSO

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The top court also issued notice to Maharashtra government and permitted the AG to file an appeal against the January 19 verdict.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses media as he arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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A passenger arrives on an early morning flight at Sydney Airport. Authorities in Australia said Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, that two travelers who arrived in Sydney from Africa became the first in the country to test...

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Union Minister Piyush Goyal arrives at Parliament to attend the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi removes his mask before addressing media at Parliament House ahead of the Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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