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POCSO Act, 2012: Consensual Sex as a Matter of Tug of War Between Developmental Need and Legal Obligation for the Adolescents in India

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dc.contributor.author Anchan, V., Janardhana, N., & Sagar, K. J. V.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-02T19:08:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-02T19:08:24Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Anchan, V., Janardhana, N., & Sagar, K. J. V. (2020). POCSO Act, 2012: Consensual Sex as a Matter of Tug of War Between Developmental Need and Legal Obligation for the Adolescents in India. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 0253717620957507. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0253717620957507
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4887
dc.description.abstract Adolescents strive for greater freedom in making their life choices, more so with selecting a romantic partner.7 But in India, because of the deep-rooted socio-cultural influence, the family plays a vital role in determining the life choices of the adolescents, including the selection of their life partners. Most often, there is a strong resistance from the families to the romantic relationships of adolescents. As a reaction to such resistance, in most of the cases, to secure the relationship, adolescents run away with their romantic partners4, 8 and end up in the clutches of the legal framework. As per the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, popularly known as the POCSO Act, the legal age of consent is 18 years, and this prohibits any form of sexual engagement even in the context of a romantic relationship.92012 and the criminal law (amendment en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject consensual sexual act en_US
dc.subject POCSO Act en_US
dc.subject developmental need en_US
dc.subject compliant victim en_US
dc.title POCSO Act, 2012: Consensual Sex as a Matter of Tug of War Between Developmental Need and Legal Obligation for the Adolescents in India en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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