child rights

Stuck in legal woes, Tamil Nadu child rights panel inactive for a year

Child rights activists also stressed the importance of an independent body, especially in light of recent incidents such as the attack by four juveniles on a student and his sister in Nanguneri.

published on : 13th September 2023

Over 1,000 children molested in their own homes last year, says Kerala child rights panel report 

The startling figures, which appeared in the recent report, indicated that their homes were not safer for the survivors.

published on : 6th September 2023

NCPCR pulls up Chhattisgarh, seeks chief secretary’s reply on 39,000 infant deaths since 2019

They told Kanoongo that the “alarming figure” has been given by the deputy chief minister T S Singhdeo, who also holds the portfolio of health department,

published on : 23rd August 2023

JU student death: 'A clear case of physical assault', comments child rights body advisor

The advisor claimed, Kundu's death is a clear case of physical assault perpetrated on the student for which "we will recommend stringent punishment against those involved in the 'unpardonable' crime."

published on : 13th August 2023

Rights panel issues strict rules for parading children

According to a complaint, in a girls school in Karungapally district, many children fainted during an Independence Day rally last year due to prolonged exposure to the scorching sun.

published on : 1st August 2023

Rahul Gandhi broke law by disclosing minor’s identity: NCPCR

Besides the Juvenile Justice Act, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and the Indian Penal Code also make disclosing the identity of a minor victim a punishable offence, NCPCR said.

published on : 28th July 2023

Goa child rights body concerned over delay in medico-legal care to minor sexual assault survivors

Commission said the slow pace of investigation, delay in deposition of samples with Forensic Science Laboratory and less centres for medico-legal care are the loopholes that need to be sealed.

published on : 19th July 2023

NCPCR told to review infrastructure gaps in shelter homes, ensure child protection

Mission Vatsalya provides Rs 9.25 lakh for the construction of the CWC buildings. The children’s homes being constructed must have two rooms of 300 square feet each.

published on : 8th July 2023

Three new POCSO courts to take up cases against MPs, MLAs

These courts will be in addition to the 8 courts notified to deal with cases relating to the trial of offences against children, violation of child rights and for trial of offences under POCSO act.

published on : 7th July 2023

Issue special directives in Karnataka to protect school kids: Child Rights Commission

The committee also raised issues like students bringing phones to schools, watching adult content, and smoking as tobacco shops are nearby.

published on : 9th June 2023

Radio silence on number of street kids in Hyderabad, their plight

Recently, a stranger who offered her tea and biscuits, subjected her to a horrifying assault. Swathi, who now resides in a rehabilitation centre, struggles to find the words to express her ordeal. 

published on : 1st June 2023