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CABINET APPROVES AMENDMENTS IN POCSO ACT

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New Delhi,11/07/19:n a historic decision to protect the children from sexual offences, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. 

It will make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children including death penalty. The amendments also provide for levy of fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography. 

INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING MINISTER PRAKASH JAVADEKAR  TO SCRIBE 

the amendment is expected to discourage the trend of child sexual abuse by acting as a deterrent due to strong penal provisions incorporated in the Act. 

It intends to protect the interest of vulnerable children in times of distress and ensures their safety and dignity, he said and added that the amendment is aimed to establish clarity regarding the aspects of child abuse and punishment thereof. 

Notably, the POCSO Act, 2012 was enacted to Protect the Children from Offences of Sexual Assault, Sexual harassment and pornography with due regard for safeguarding the interest and well-being of children. The Act defines a child as any person below eighteen years of age, and regards the best interests and welfare of the child as matter of paramount importance at every stage, to ensure the healthy physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of the child. The act is gender neutral.

 

 

 

 

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