Survivors of any age can file plaint if sexually abused as a kid’
TIMES OF INDIA
NEW DELHI: Clarifying the law for adult survivors of childsexual abuse willing to come out and report the case even decades after it happened, the government on Tuesday put out a statement that “an y survivor, at any age, can complain about the sexual abuse faced by him/her as a child”.
Minister for women and child developmentManeka Gandhi has asked the victims to report the cases on the Pocso e-box on the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights website.
“The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 does not provide for any period of limitation for reporting sexual abuse offences,” Gandhi said. She had written to law ministerRavi Shankar Prasad on October 3 putting forth the ministry’s view based on a scrutiny of existing laws that there is no limit for reporting cases ofchild sexual abuse and asked the law ministry to “ratify” the same to enable survivors to take action and enforcement agencies to act with clarity.
A court has granted 2 months jail for a mother who filed a #false #POCSO case using her daughter. she filed the Sexual harassment case on her Daughter’s barber. During inquiry it has come to light that the case is a false case. the poor barber has been in Jail since June (when #fale #falsePOSCO cases was filed
We hope that in such cases the jail term would be extended to a minimum of five years or whatever the accused would have suffered