Sexual Offences Bill

  • Aamir Khan lauds child sexual abuse bill May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Superstar Aamir Khan, who highlighted the issue of child sexual abuse in the second episode of his show 'Satyamev Jayate', is happy that the Parliament has approved a bill to protect kids below 18 from such exploitation. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011, was earlier cleared...
  • Parl passes bill to protect children from sexual abuse May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill to protect children below 18 from sexual abuse, set up special courts for speedy trial of cases against them and provide stringent punishment extending up to life term for offenders. "The bill is gender neutral. It seeks to protect...
  • Govt approves 18 years as age bar for legal sex April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved amendments in a Bill under which any sexual activity, even consensual, with a person below the age of 18 would be considered an offence. In the earlier version of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011, consensual sexual activity with children between...
  • New sexual offence bill to treat rape, abuse at par January 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Taking a lesson from the Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, the Government is working on a new law called sexual offences (special courts) law to provide quick justice to victims of sexual abuse. Government sources reveal that it plans to put both rape and sexual abuse at par,...