POCSO Act meant to protect children from sexual exploitation, not to criminalise consensual romantic relationships: Delhi High Court

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Delhi High Court with POCSO Act
Delhi High Court with POCSO Act

The Delhi High Court recently observed that the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is meant to protect minor children from sexual exploitation and not to criminalise consensual romantic relationships between young adults.

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