POCSO Act made stringent, death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children1 min read . Updated: 28 Dec 2018, 08:20 PM IST
The Act defines child as any person below the age of 18 years. It is a gender-neutral legislation, it said
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Friday approved amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act and included the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes against those below 18 years of age. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said children should be protected from sexual offences and the Cabinet has approved amendments to various sections of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to achieve this.
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