An NGO has released a report pointing out the grim security situation in Pakistan. According to the report, around 2,211 cases of child abuse have been reported in the country in the past six months, with the victims including both boys and girls. Majority of those cases can be categorised rape, sodomy and abduction for sexual abuse, reported The News International.
A flying squad of the women and child development department on Indore, intervened and rescued two minor girls from getting married, on April 21. After which, the girls alleged that their father "tortured" them and forced them to get married. According to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, accused under this statute can be sentenced to undergo rigourous Imprisonment of up to two years and a Rs 1 lakh fine.
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
The Supreme court on November 18, set aside Bombay High Court's order that required a person to have “skin-to-skin contact” to be considered sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. Furthermore, the apex court said, the most important thing in convicting sexual offenders under POCSO is "sexual intent". The order came after a case when a child was groped with her clothes on, reports.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Apple Inc said it will enforce a system that administers photos on iPhones in the US before they are uploaded to its iCloud storage services. Apple aims to ensure no horrific images of child abuse are circulated. Reportedly, a database of such images will be recorded and will be translated to “hashes – numerical codes that positively identify the image but cannot be used to reconstruct them".
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on March 11 issued a notice against Netflix, demanding to halt the streaming of 'Bombay Begums'. The show allegedly depicts children in a wrong manner and regularizes minors gratifying through sex and drug abuse, thereby corrupting young minds while fostering child abuse and exploitation. Seeking an action report within 24 hours, the commission has warned Netflix to face "appropriate… read-more