Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2018)
Protection of children against sexual abuse
Author(s): Shipra Gupta, Madhu Sangroya, Radhika
Abstract: In spite of different enactments and arrangements surrounded by the council to ensure the privileges of the youngster, notwithstanding different dynamic parts played by the common society relationship there is once in a while any day left where we don't see a specific segment of the daily paper not featuring the issue identified with kid sexual abuse. Children are the GOD blessing to humankind however they are the most helpless sections in any general public. Their sexual abuse is a standout amongst the most appalling crime possible. 53% of the kids in India had been sexually abused according to the 2007 study by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. It is to be noticed that it is a crime the degree of which (in any general public) can't be resolved with exactness on the grounds that the plenty of cases goes unnoticed or unreported. In the light of such conditions Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act, 2012 moreover known as POCSO Act was passed by both the Parliament on May 22, 2012 and it happened on November 14, 2012. The POSCO Act is a a step by our lawmaking body to give controls to gradually relieve this crime. This act is appropriate to the entire India and gives security to kids less than 18 years old years against sexual offenses. Thus the paper humbly attempts to deal with jurisprudence, features, loopholes and major issues in implementation of POSCO Act.