HP Govt enacts Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act

Shimla/February 26
Himachal government today enacted Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and issued a notification in this regard.
A government official said that the Act incorporates comprehensive law for protection of children for the offence of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.
“Besides, it also safeguard the interest of the child at every stage of the judicial process by incorporating child friendly mechanisms for reporting, recording of evidence, investigation and speedy trial of offences through designated Special Courts,” said the official.

He further stated that the Act also provide for assisting the child during prosecution by NGOs, professional and experts having knowledge of psychology, social work, physical health, mental health and child development.