Types of Cases

Cases that will be taken up by Bharosa Centre:-

All cases that fall under sec 375,376,376 C, 376 D of IPC and Sec 3,5,7,9 Of POCSO Act will come under the purview of Bharosa Centre. This is to ensure that victims of the most grievous forms of sexual violence are provided support in the first phase.

Relevant legal provisions on sexual violence pertaining to women and children

Indian Penal Code, 1860

  • S.354-Outraging the modesty of a woman
  • S.354 A-Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment
  • S.354 B-Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe
  • S.354 C-Voyeurism
  • S.354 D-Stalking
  • S.366-Kidnapping, abducting, or inducing woman to compel her marriage
  • S.366 A-Procurement of a minor girl (below 18 years of age) from one part of the country to the other as punishable
  • S.366 B-Importation of a girl below 21 years of age as punishable.
  • S.367-Kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous hurt, slavery
  • S.370-Trafficking of person
  • S.370 A-Exploitation of a trafficked person
  • S.372- Selling minors for purposes of prostitution
  • S.373-Buying minor for purposes of prostitution
  • S.375 and 376-Rape and punishment for rape
  • S.376 B-Sexual intercourse by husband upon his wife during separation
  • S.376 D-Gang rape
  • S.377-Unnatural Offences
  • S.166A-Punishment for not accepting a complaint/or investigation of a sexual offence by a police officer.
  • S.166B-Punishment for non-treatment of victim under the provisions of S.357 C of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013, brought in several new provisions of sexual violence such as voyeurism, stalking, acid attack & trafficking.

    The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA), 1956

  • S.5-Procuring, inducing or taking person for the sake of prostitution
  • S.6-Detaining a person in premises where prostitution is carried on
  • S.9-Seduction of a person in custody
  • The sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act,2013)

  • S.3-Prevention of sexual harassment
  • S.9-Complaint of sexual harassment
  • The Juvenile Justice ( Care and Protection of Children) Act,2000

  • S.23-Punishment for cruelty to juvenile or child
  • S.26-Exploitation of juvenile or child employee
  • The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act,2012

  • S.3-Penetrative sexual assault
  • S.5-Aggravated penetrative sexual assault
  • S.7-Sexual assault
  • S.9-Aggravated sexual assault
  • S.11-Sexual harassment
  • S.13-Use of child for pornographic purposes.