Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Child Protection Bill Hailed as a Step Forward

" ... Bureaucrats first drew up this bill in 2005. Even now, the legislation was passed at the last minute by a voice vote on the last day of the budget session of Parliament.

Until now, India hasn’t had a specific law to protect children from sexual offenses, despite being a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child since 1992. Although sexual offences are covered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the law currently doesn’t distinguish between adult and child victims. ... "

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