POCSO Act

What are the concerns with the proposed amendments in POCSO Act 2012?

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper II Topic: Social Justice What is POCSO Act 2012? POCSO Act 2012: The POCSO Act 2012 or Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 aims to protect children from Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Pornography with due safeguard the well-being and interest of children. The Act is Gender-neutral and defines a child as a person below 18 years of age. What are the amendmentsRead More

Government to create a new Cell to resolve Child Custody Disputes

A new Mediation Cell will be set up to resolve Child Custody Disputes   It will work under National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) It will¬†resolve child custody disputes arising from cases of transnational marital discord. In Simple words, it will resolve the cases of children who were taken away by one of the spouses without the permission of the other due to marital discord from other countriesRead More