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MP: Rights panel seeks report from police on abuse of kids

india Updated: Oct 09, 2014 23:15 IST
HT Correspondent
Madhya Pradesh

Taking cognizance of HT's report, MP Human Rights Commission has sought detailed reports from the superintendents of police (SPs) of Chhatarpur and Ujjain districts regarding alleged exploitation (including sexual) of children at Khajuraho and Ujjain.

HT had published a report on September 28 based on the study of an NGO that showed that children were subject to rampant exploitation because of tourism activities, both domestic and foreign.

Read:NGOs blow the lid of sexual exploitation of children at tourist spots

Especially at Khajuraho, children were reported to have been subject to sexual exploitation. The study was conducted by NGOs Vikas Samvad (Bhopal) and Bengaluru-based Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS) with support of Child Rights and You (CRY).

Taking cognizance of the report, the MPHRC has issued notices to the SPs of Chhatarpur (where Khajuraho falls) and Ujjain on Thursday, asking them to give detailed reports on all the points mentioned in the HT report within two weeks. Also, the inspector generals of police (IGs) of Sagar range (for Chhatarpur district) and Ujjain have been asked to give their reports in the matter.