POCSO Act, its Implications and Challenges

-Kushi Kushallapa

The 2007 National Study on Child Abuse by the Ministry of Women and Child Development reported that over 53% Indian
children are victims of some form of sexual abuse or the other, ranging from penetrative sexual assault to various forms of non-contact sexual abuse.

This Study set the ball rolling to have a separate legislation for sexual crimes against children and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was passed in 2012. Read more