Govt approves amendments to POCSO Act
“This is a wholesome initiative whereby the entire POCSO architecture is not only strengthened but also enlarged so that artificial medicines or hormones could not be abused to kill the childliness of a child,” he said.
An unfortunate thing was going on in the country – that children were being administered hormones to make them artificially majors, he said.
The related provision of the POCSO Act — Section 9 — has been made more stringent, the minister said. PTI