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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Children can’t assert rights, so fight for them: NCPCR chairperson

Children cannot fight for their own rights, so having laws protecting such rights is not enough, people need to be aware of them and fight for them, Kushal Singh, chairperson, NCPCR, said Friday. Speaking at the 24th edition of the Tara Ali Baig Memorial Lecture organised by SOS Children’s Village here, Singh, who heads the […]

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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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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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Mathura’s child welfare homes in Scandalous state

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) says that Mathura child welfare system is facing problems like poor sanitation and poor living standards, dilapidated buildings, ineffective staff and irregular adoptions. The situation came to light on Friday when a five-member NCPCR team inspected a child welfare home, an orphanage and a beggar’s home – all […]

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Corporal punishment must be abolished: Child rights panel

India’s child rights panel on Monday stressed the need to eliminate all forms of corporal punishment practiced in the name of disciplining a child. “We need to understand that children, like adults, too have a mind of their own and they do not enjoy having an unequal relationship. Therefore, any kind of domination of children […]

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Children tortured in observation homes

Some children in need of care and protection who have been put in observation homes in Delhi, among other places, have been found to be “tortured”, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has said. In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath […]

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NCPCR to recommend programmes for HIV/AIDS affected children

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is preparing a comprehensive document recommending programmes to provide assistance to HIV/AIDS affected children. The document includes suggestions like juvenile centres and providing legal and social support for children suffering from HIV/AIDS, NCPCR officials said. ‘We are formulating a comprehensive policy document. The recommendations will include […]

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