International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 4.7 / 10

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO): A Legal Shield for Vulnerable Children

Dr. Sudhir Kumar [4]

Abstract: Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime shattering the innocence and well - being of countless children. In recognition of this grave issue, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) emerged as a crucial legal instrument in India. This paper delves into the significance of the POCSO Act as a legal shield for vulnerable children. The abstract outlines the act's role in defining various forms of sexual offenses against children, establishing specialized courts for swift and sensitive trials, and prioritizing child - friendly procedures throughout the legal process. Additionally, it can touch upon the emphasis the Act places on stringent punishments to deter perpetrators and ensure a safe environment for children. Additionally, we will analyze the 2019 amendments that enhanced punishments, further demonstrating the Act's commitment to safeguarding children.

Keywords: child sexual abuse, POCSO Act, legal protection, child rights

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 353 - 356

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