Sunday, December 2, 2018

Pocso Act: Law amendments

The law ministry has approved the proposal for amendments to Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act, 2012 , to bring punitive measures against those in possession of pornographic material involving kids. For those found storing such material for commercial use, jail term may extend to five years on first conviction, will be non-bailable and involve hefty fine. On second conviction, jail term could extend up to seven years. Sources said WCD ministry received law ministry’s approval on Friday. WCD ministry will now prepare a cabinet note

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