The Pocso law was introduced in India in 2012 to tackle rising child sexual abuse. Under the law, any sexual activity involving a person under 18 is illegal. It makes no allowances for sexual relationships between consenting young people, which child rights activists say is punitive and not the intention of the law.
Activists are now calling for the law to be clarified to allow for a more nuanced understanding of young people’s sexuality.
If you’ve a law that says “thou shall not do this” then that’s it really, isn’t it? Nuance is rather difficult.
That also being why running a place centrally, through the law, doesn’t really work.