Q)The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been a landmark policy towards preventing atrocities against children. Discuss.

Why this question:

Recently the Act has been in news due to certain statements by a Bombay HC judge.

Key demand of the question:

Explain the significance of the POCSO Act in preventing atrocities against children.


Discuss- back up the answer by carefully selected evidence to make a case for and against an argument, or point out the advantages and disadvantages of the given context and finally arrive at a conclusion.


Write about the POCSO Act, year of its introduction and what it basically deals with.


In the first part, mention the advantages of the POCSO Act in preventing atrocities against the children.

Also, write about the recent amendments made in 2019, new offences added under the Act and the penalties for such offences. 

In the next part, mention the issues with the act especially related to the death penalty for certain offences and its effectiveness. Also write about the recent statement by a judge of the Bombay HC related to POCSO and atrocities against children


Conclude with certain measures that should be adopted by the government to strengthen the act and also prevent people from committing such heinous crimes.