NEW DELHI: Putting the onus on the government to save the children abandoned in the streets, the NHRC has asked the Delhi chief secretary to take appropriate action in curbing human rights violations meted out to such innocent kids.
More children were being left to fend for themselves, though various provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act dealt with providing a home for them.
As per the petition, three children were being relegated to the city’s teeming dustbins every day. In 2010, 124 cases of child abandonment were registered. Last year, it went up by 10. Incidentally, seven out of 10 abandoned kids were girls.
Most of these children were languishing in north and central Delhi. Also, most of these kids were in the age group of two to four. Children aged below one were also abandoned by unwed mothers in hospitals and dustbins.
Considering these facts, petitioner Radhakanta Tripathy requested the NHRC to suggest the State government to develop such a mechanism that no child became an orphan.