Current Position of Child Sexual Abuse in India

  • Tejas Chhabra
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  • Tejas Chhabra

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India.

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Abstract

Child sexual abuse is a problem that affects countries all over the world. It is a rising problem that must be dealt with as soon as possible. Such abuse has a severe impact on children's development and can cause permanent trauma. To address this issue, the Indian government has enacted legislations and made amendments to existing laws. However, this has not deterred criminals from carrying out such heinous acts. The country has the largest number of cases of child sexual abuse, which is even more shocking given that most instances in the country go unreported. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to a halt, the number of such cases has only increased. In this work, the author has sought to describe the current state of Child Sexual Abuse in India, and highlight the legislative changes that have been brought forward. The country's major difficulties against the said issue are explained, and recent judgments of various High Courts are also examined. The author's research gives potential solutions for establishing a concrete framework against Child Sexual Abuse.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 160 - 168

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112230

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