Our society has become prey to the offence of sexual offence to an extent where coming across multiple rape cases on a daily basis is mundane. Unfortunately, this deadly crime did not even exempt innocent children from the clutches of its monstrousness. The macabre site of the current status of our society is indescribable. In this article, I have discussed about the prime legislation that was framed and enacted to relieve minor victims of this heinous crime – POCSO. This article thoroughly entails the legal provisions of POCSO Act, 2012, the loopholes that still exist and how those loopholes are utilized to manipulate the law and deprive children of the justice they deserve.
The article addresses the struggles of minor victims and their parents as well. Even after 10 years of its enforcement, the provisions of POCSO are not put to use in their full capacity. We, as a society, have failed time and again to build an environment safe enough for our children. How far along are we then?