POCSO Insights:
Protecting Our Youth

The POCSO Act is a legal framework that aims to protect children from sexual offences.

It was enacted in 2012 and has been amended several times since then.

The Act defines a child as any person below the age of 18 years.

It covers a wide range of sexual offences, including penetrative and non-penetrative assault, sexual harassment, and pornography.

The Act provides for the establishment of special courts to try cases under the Act.

It also provides for the appointment of special public prosecutors to handle cases under the Act.

The Act mandates that all cases under the Act be tried in-camera, i.e., in private.

It also provides for the protection of the identity of the child victim and witnesses.

The Act imposes stringent punishment for offenders, including imprisonment for life and fine.

The Act also provides for the rehabilitation of child victims.

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Citizen Awareness

Gujarat

Suraksha Setu Society

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