CJI DY Chandrachud
CJI DY Chandrachud

Legislature must consider growing concern around age of consent under POCSO Act: CJI DY Chandrachud

The CJI noted that this category of cases under the POCSO Act poses difficult questions for judges across the spectrum.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday noted that the age of consent under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), which is at 18 years, poses difficult questions for judges dealing with such cases, and that the growing concern surrounding this issue needs to be considered by the legislature.

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