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Inviting your views to create awareness on POCSO Act

Start Date: 25-10-2019
End Date: 04-12-2019

Children are innocent and simple. People around them take advantage of this innocence and children become victims of exploitation. To ensure the safety of children, the ...

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Children are innocent and simple. People around them take advantage of this innocence and children become victims of exploitation. To ensure the safety of children, the government had to formulate the Protection of Children from Child Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Offenses Act, 2012 i.e. POCSO Act. This act puts children under the age of 18 (irrespective of their gender), who have been sexually abused or attempted to commit any kind, under the purview of the following law. In this law-

● Children have been provided protection from crimes such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.
● The law works in both cases; where the child has been, or is likely to be sexually abused.
● This law is gender neutral.
● The cases under it are heard in a special court.
● The accused has to prove that he did not commit the crime, the victim does not have to prove anything.
● The Act also entails a provision for strict action in any type of sexual offenses on children below 18 years of age, ranging from fine to life imprisonment and even death penalty.

There is a need to understand that irrespective of age, class, caste or religion, a child can fall victim to exploitation and assault that could be physical, mental and even sexual. It has often been observed that the child's acquaintance or family member is doing so. In such a situation, it is very important to listen carefully to the child and trust him. It is equally essential that children are taught the difference between good touch and bad touch. Empower child by giving proper information so that he can recognize such threats and complain immediately.

It is also necessary for parents to have a keen observation of the behaviour of their children and try to find out reasons upon noticing even the slightest change in behaviour. Things like the child being scared of going to a particular person or feeling uncomfortable in his/her company should compel the parents to take immediate notice.

What is POCSO act?
POCSO act provides protection against serious sexual offences including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and pornography of minor children. Child line number 1098, Toll Free No. 1800115455, and POCSO e-box have been prepared by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights for complaints to protect children from such crimes. Children or their parents can easily complain using either of the two.

The Department of Women and Child Development, Madhya Pradesh requests citizens to keep themselves updated with POCSO Act to protect children around them from being exploited. Share your thoughts with us on the below mentioned:

● What should be the role of parents, teachers, schools, society in protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual offenses?
● How to popularize the Act?
● Can children be protected from such exploitation at home and outside with little vigilance and sensitivity?
● Can such crime be checked by spreading awareness on their punishments?

If you have any suggestions and ideas on spreading awareness about the Act and its punishments, share it with us. To know more about the POCSO act, click here.

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sumit nayak 8 months 3 weeks ago

मैं मानता हूं कि कानून मजबूत होना चाहिए लेकिन उसके साथ साथ हमें यह नहीं भूलना चाहिए कि कानून मजबूत कर देने से अपराध कम नहीं होते इसमें एक बात की कमी रह जाती है व जागरूकता दो चीजों से ही आएगी एक माता पिता माता-पिता शिक्षक शिक्षक का कर्तव्य है कि वह बगैर किसी शर्मिंदगी वाह बगैर किसी बात कुछ उपाय उनसे सारी खुली हुई बातें करें उन्हें गुड टच बैड टच के बारे में बताएं कोई भी ऐसा चैप्टर जिस बारे में हो उसे ना छोड़े एवं इसी के साथ-साथ इसके दुष्परिणाम इससे पहले कैरियर में पढ़ने वाले असर को भी बताएं।

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sushma amoriya 8 months 3 weeks ago

Pakso act k bare m Gao or Sehro m Prachar- Prasar karna chaiye. Kyonki es act ke Antargat - Shoseet hone vali Betiyo, Beto, Mahilao or Puruso ko kis type ki Surakschhaye Pradan ki jati h. Ghatnay Ghateet hone ki Ashanka se pehle ya ho jane k bad kisse or kaha Sampark karna chahiye. esse Aam janta abhi bhi anbhigy h.

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tripti gurudev 8 months 3 weeks ago

पाक्सो एक्ट के बारे मे स्कूल, कालेजों मे जागरूकता अभियान चलाया जाना चाहिए।

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Deepak Singhal 8 months 4 weeks ago

इस कानून में बहुत खामियां है,थोड़ा इसमें सुधार की जरूरत है ।।इसको अगर प्रभावी बनाना है तो इस कानून का सरकार ओर संस्थानों को मिलकर इसका इतना प्रचार करना चाहिए कि ये सभी लोगो के मन के अंदर ब्रैठ जाए ।।
इसका प्रभावी रूप से प्रचार की जरूरत है ।।

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V K TYAGI 8 months 4 weeks ago

पोक्सो एक्ट एक बहुत ही प्रभावी एक्ट है यह उन बच्चो को सुरक्षा प्रदान करता है जो सबसे सॉफ्ट टारगेट होते है यदि सभी को इस एक्ट की जानकारी दे दी जाय और इसका प्रचार व प्रसार किया जाय तो अच्छा होगा ताकि हम उन बच्चो को सुरक्षा दे सके

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Manisha Dhurve 8 months 4 weeks ago

12बर्ष से कम उम्र के बचो के साथ रेप करने वालो को मौतकी सजा 20बर्ष की सजा /अजीवन करावास एंव जुमाना दी जाए।कोई पुलिस कमी,टीचर, हापीटल टॉफ या ऐसा कोई जो बचे की देखभाल करता हो बच्चा उस पर भरोसा करता हो अगर वह लैंगिक हमला करता है तो इसे गुरूत्तर लैंगिक हमला की श्रेणी में आता है।

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Manisha Dhurve 8 months 4 weeks ago

12बर्ष से कम उम्र के बचो के साथ रेप करने वालो को मौतकी सजा 20बर्ष की सजा /अजीवन करावास एंव जुमाना दी जाए।कोई पुलिस कमी,टीचर, हापीटल टॉफ या ऐसा कोई जो बचे की देखभाल करता हो बच्चा उस पर भरोसा करता हो अगर वह लैंगिक हमला करता है तो इसे गुरूत्तर लैंगिक हमला की श्रेणी में आता है।