India is now one of the world's worst places to be a child - yet more evidence of our shameful apathy towards the plight of children. Can we afford to ignore the issue any longer?
Maoists in Jharkhand are forcibly taking away children from villages to work as child soldiers, state intelligence agencies have warned the police. The police are aware of the forced recruitment, but the families which have seen their children snatched away are reluctant to lodge complaints. B Vijay Murty reports.