Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act comes into force

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State Government has implemented Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. A spokesperson of State Government has revealed that notification has been issued in this regard.

He said that this Act incorporates comprehensive law for protection of children for the offence of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography besides safeguarding the interest of the child at every stage of the judicial process by incorporating child friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated Special Courts.

He said that this Act also provide for assisting the child during prosecution by NGOs, professional and experts having knowledge of psychology, social work, physical health, mental health and child development. He informed that Government of India has also framed Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2012.