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  • Considering to increase time limit to allow child abuse victims to report complaints: Maneka Gandhi

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has said her ministry is considering a proposal to allow the victims of child sexual abuse to report the incident to police until they attain the age of 30. Under Section 468 of the CrPC, any offence, including child abuse, which can lead to a prison term of three years has to be reported within three years of

  • Govt to make POCSO Act  gender-neutral

    New Delhi : The Centre is planning to amend POCSO Act to provide justice to male child victims of sexual assault, the Women and Child Development Ministry said, days after an ordinance promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind provided the death penalty for rape of girls under the age of 12.

  • Government to amend POCSO Act to make it gender-neutral

    New Delhi: The Centre is planning to amend the POCSO Act to provide justice to male child victims of sexual assault, the Women and Child Development Ministry said, days after an ordinance promulgated by President Ram Nath Kovind provided the death penalty for rape of girls under the age of 12.

  • Maneka’s 2-week deadline to clear adoptions

    New Delhi : More than 10,000 prospective parents are knocking at the doors of the Women and Child Development Ministry for adopting the orphaned or abandoned children. Sensing their pain, Minister Maneka Gandhi this week shot off a letter to all the chief ministers to ensure the child welfare committees (CWC) in their states clears all cases of adoption within two weeks.

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    UPA withheld UNICEF child health report: Maneka Gandhi

    New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Holding the erstwhile UPA government responsible for the partial release of the UNICEF report on immunisation cover in the country, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has said the data was submitted to the Ministry long back but was withheld by Congress as almost every state had objected to it.

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