Child Sexual Abuse in India

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SUB-THEME-VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRL CHILD

TITLE- CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN INDIA: A SOCIO-LEGAL ISSUES

ISHA KANSAL

STUDENT OF B.A.LL.B. (4th SEMESTER)

DISHA LAW COLLEGE

RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH

ADDRESS OF AUTHOR- Mr. Neeraj Kansal

B-18/15, Sec-3

Udya society, Tatibandh

Raipur (C.G.), 492001

meetishakansal@gmail.com

BIOGRAPHY OF AUTHOR

I am Isha Kansal, I have completed my schooling from Gyan Ganga Educational Academy, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. I am currently pursuing B.A.LL.B. (4th semester) from Disha Law College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
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“In 2007, the ministry of Women and Child development released a study report on on child abuse. The report discusses incidence of child abuse nationwide. It is estimated that 150 million girls and 73 million boys under 18 have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual violence”.[4] In 2013, India's Hell Holes: Child Sexual Assault in Juvenile Justice Homes, the Asian Centre for Human Rights said that sexual offences against children in India have reached epidemic proportion.”[5] The report stated that more than 48,000 child rape cases were recorded from 2001 to 2011 and that India saw an increase of 336% of child rape cases from 2001 (2,113 cases) to 2011 (7,112 cases).[6]

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT, 2012 (HIGHLIGHTS) :

• The act has defined a child as any person who is below the age of 18 years and it provides protection to all those children who are below the age of 18 years “from the offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.”[7]

• This is the first time that the Act has listed aspects of touch as well as non touch behavior (eg: photographing a child in an obscene manner) under the ambit of sexual offences.”[8]

• “The Act incorporates child friendly procedures for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and trial of offences.”[9]

• If a person attempts to commit an offence under the Act will be liable for
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