Trafficking of orphans: SC seeks response from all states

 Stating that nothing can be more disastrous than selling of children in the name of adoption, the Supreme Court today sought response of all states on running of orphanages, the mode of adoption and the treatment meted out to children there. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was hearing an appeal of National […]

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3216 POCSO cases pending in city courts: Delhi govt to HC

The city government on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that there are 3,216 cases relating to sexual offences against children under POCSO Act pending before different sessions courts in the national capital. The submission was made in an affidavit submitted by Additional Home Secretary before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice […]

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NCPCR’s guidelines to Bengal for ‘right to play’

To ensure a child’s “right to play”, India’s apex child rights panel has issued a 10-point guideline to the West Bengal government for implementation while granting permission for construction of high-rise residential buildings. “The government of West Bengal has acceded to the guidelines/recommendations issued by NCPCR for implementation to ensure the children’s right to play,” […]

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RTE: HC notice to DPS for not imparting quality education to poor students

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the central government and chairman of Delhi Public School (DPS) Society on a plea alleging that one of its schools had deprived poor students of quality education by ignoring the right to education (RTE) law. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and […]

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Child labour: High Court summons senior police officer

The Delhi High Court summoned a top police officer and the Labour Commissioner for the failure to implement its order asking them to take steps for eliminating the menace of child labour. A bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain expressed its displeasure over the non-filing of status report in the matter […]

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Haryana rapes reflect skewed sex ratio: Child rights panel

The spate of rapes in Haryana is a reflection of the adverse sex ratio in the state as well as the way the female sex is treated in society, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said Tuesday and demanded severe punishment for the rapists. “Gender discrimination and caste discrimination is reflected in […]

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Child rights panel summons UP officer over encephalitis deaths

Disturbed over the large number of deaths due to encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district, India’s apex child rights panel has summoned the top health official of the state to appear before it, a statement said Monday. “The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned the principal secretary (health), Uttar Pradesh government […]

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Rohtak Sexual assault case: CBI filed chargesheet

The Apna Ghar of Rohtak which shelters destitute girls is doing rounds in media since it has come in news for sexual abuse. The sexual assault case come into news when NCPCR raided the house. On Tuesday CBI in its chargesheet averred that girls in Apna Ghar were raped, dragged into prostitution, treated like bonded […]

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Forced implementation of RTE: NCPCR seeks report from Karnataka govt

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Karnataka government to submit a report following allegations that four students from economically weaker section (EWS) were humiliated in a prominent Bangalore school in a bid to implement RTE.  Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the National Commission for Protection of Child […]

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J-K govt: Assures to revise Juvenile Justice Act

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has assured the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to table a revised Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act in the Assembly to look after children in need of care and protection. The assurance was given by the Jammu and Kashmir Law Secretary to an NCPCR team that […]

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