The Union cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act making punishment of in such cases even stricter. The amended act calls for death penalty for aggravated penetrative sexual assault against children.
“Major changes are being made to POCSO Act. Punishment has been enhanced for sexual assault of children. The changes are being introduced to prevent children from becoming victims of sexual assault,” Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.