The Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (Amendment) Bill 2019

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Children are the future of every of country and every child has right to give quality education, proper care, maintenance and overall personality development from the families and the state. Child should not be used in army police or any armed group or be subjected in the name of cultural or religious traditions, to abuse or exploit children in the form of physical, mental, sexual or any other form of exploitation or improper use by any means or in any manner.

In order to protect the children in the form of such abuse the Women and Child Development Minister, Smriti Irani had signed the act called Protection of Children from Sexual Offence (POSCO) amendment bill act 2019. The main objective of this act is to protect the children who are victim of different means of abuse. According to this act, if anyone commits such kinds of crime like sexually assault then they shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than twenty years but which may extend to imprisonment for life and shall also be liable to fine or in certain case there may be death penalty also.

This act also protect child from child pornography cases and it may be defined as any portrait of sexually explicit involving a child which includes photograph, video or computer generated image identical from an actual child and such image are created , adopted or modified but appears to portray a child are called as child pornography. Such act helps to curb against child pornography as if anyone stores such kind of images and failed to delete or destroy and share or transmit with an intention then such person are liable to punished to fine with not less than five thousand rupees and may extend to rupees ten thousand if incase of subsequent offence.

Any person who stores or possess the pornographic material in any form involving a child transmitting in any manner or used such type of material for commercial use then they shall be punished as an imprisonment for not less than three years and may extend to five years. This type of act may help to protect children in many circumstances and now send to lok sabha for approval.

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