Kathua case: SC stays proceedings of Juvenile Justice Board against one accused

Kathua case: SC stays proceedings of Juvenile Justice Board against one accused

In connection with the dreadfully famous rape case of a minor girl in Kathua, a Bench consisting of Justices NV Ramana, Ajay Rastogi and V Ramasubramanian directed the Juvenile Justice Board to stay the proceedings against one accused. The stay came after considering the plea made by Jammu and Kashmir administration, which claimed that the…

Bird’s-eye view of POCSO Act, 2012: In-depth analysis of its provisions and related case laws

pocso act news of sexual exploitation of children either in school or at home by people on whom family trusts. So, the then President on June 19, 2012 gave his assent for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) , 2012 which was notified in the Gazette of India on June 20, 2012. The Act defines for children below eighteen years of age and different forms of sexual abuse, including penetrative and non-penetrative assault, as well as sexual harassment and pornography. The Act also casts the police in the role of child protectors during the investigative process. The Act states that the evidence of the child should be recorded within a period of thirty days.

Human Trafficking in India and legal protection against it

Human trafficking in India and around the world is the trade (sell and purchase) of human beings for the purpose of sexual slavery, bonded and forced labour or for any commercial sexual exploitation and prostitution.     Men, women or children under human trafficking are made believe that the concerned person will provide them with…

Cyber Pornography Law in India

Cyber pornography is in simple words defined as the act of using cyberspace to create, display, distribute, import, or publish pornography or obscene materials. With the advent of cyberspace, traditional pornographic content has now been largely replaced by online/digital pornographic content. Cyber pornography is banned in many countries and legalized in some. In India, under…

All You Need To Know About Child Adoption Laws In India

A legal framework was established so as to protect the rights of the adopted child. In India, adoption falls under the ambit of personal laws, and due to the incidence of diverse religions practiced in our country, mainly two different laws operate. Muslims, Christians, Parsis and Jews are governed by the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, as formal adoption is not allowed in these religions. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains on the other hand follow the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956.