Citizens for Justice and Peace


Child Sexual Abuse: 95 pc cases still Pending Maharashtra, UP and MP worst offenders in implementation of POCSO guidelines

Child Sexual Abuse cases have been on a rise in the country and a three judge bench, led by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra has ordered data from the High Courts on the number of pending child sexual abuse cases booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The 2016 data from…

Building Lives after Domestic Abuse Civil, not Criminal Provisions will Empower Women

In 2017, the Supreme Court of India stopped short of formally calling women ‘liars’. The judges, Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday Umesh Lalit were presiding over the case of Rajesh Sharma vs. State of UP. The aggrieved woman charged that she was married to the accused and that her father gave dowry as per his…

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