Telangana gets south India's first children's court in Hyderabad

Posted on:25 Aug 2016 09:42:03
Telangana gets south India's first children's court in Hyderabad
25 August 2016 Current Affairs: The Telangana state has become the first south-Indian state to have dedicated children's court.

After Goa and national capital Delhi, Telangana is the third state of the country which has a child-friendly court with features like separate waiting rooms video camera trial for the accused, mandated under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act-2012.

The 'child-friendly' courtroom was jointly inaugurated at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad by Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad and Director General of Telangana Police Anurag Sharma.

POCSO stipulates child-friendly court rooms be put in place across all states at the earliest in the interest of children in need of care.

At present, there are over 1640 cases under POCSO Act that were pending at various stages in different district courts of Telangana till 2015.

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