A time-limit has been fixed for the fast-track courts to punish the persons found guilty of sexual harassment of minor girls and boys. Section 11 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 covers sexual harassment upon a child below 18 years of age and under Section 35 (2) of, the Special Court shall complete the trial, as far as possible, within a period of one year from the date of taking cognizance of the offence.
The Supreme Court’s judgment to decriminalize Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) on 6th September 2019 was embarkation of a more egalitarian society. The verdict equipped members of LGBTQ commun More
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