ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Olius Mawiong and Anr v State of Meghalaya

Mandatory Reporting under POCSO

The obligation on every person to report any knowledge they have of an offence thought to have been committed in violation of the Prevention of Child Sexual Offences Act raises serious questions related to medical ethics and the privacy of the victim. The implementation of the POCSO in recent times has thrown up the problems the provision has caused, requiring serious reassessment.