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The Children Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXXIX OF 1974 )

Withdrawal of persons from Court when child is examined as witness
12. If at any stage during the hearing of a case or proceeding in relation to an offence against, or any conduct contrary to, decency or morality, a child is summoned as a witness, the Court hearing the case or proceeding may direct such persons as it thinks fit, not being parties to the case or proceeding, their legal advisers and the officers concerned with the case or proceeding, to withdraw and thereupon such persons shall withdraw.

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