Make sexual offences act part of school curriculum: Minister

The law providing protection to children from sexual offences should be made part of the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said Tuesday. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, describes sexual offence in a gender neutral manner and provides for […]

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Panel set up to study status of Indian women

The government has set up a high-level committee to undertake comprehensive study on the status of women in India as well as to evolve appropriate policy interventions based on a contemporary assessment of women’s needs, parliament was informed Thursday. Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath told the Rajya Sabha that the 15-member committee will […]

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Need stringent laws to curb child sexual abuse: Krishna Tirath

Sexual abuse of children has become a routine affair in India and there is a need to make stringent laws to deal with it, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said here Monday. “Sexual abuse has become a routine affair and there is a need for stringent laws to tackle this menace,” Tirath said […]

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Children tortured in observation homes

Some children in need of care and protection who have been put in observation homes in Delhi, among other places, have been found to be “tortured”, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has said. In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath […]

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