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Same-sex movies: Child rights panel seeks clarification from CBFC

NCPCR chairperson Kanoongo has also written to UNICEF India representative Yasumasa Kimura seeking the “mandate under which the movies have been selected to be screened for minors”.
NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo sought CBFC’s confirmation that the movies have been certified and also sought the category of certification. (Getty Images/Representative use)
NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo sought CBFC’s confirmation that the movies have been certified and also sought the category of certification. (Getty Images/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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NGOs misusing foreign funds, support changes to FCRA: NCPCR

In an affidavit filed before the Court on November 6, the NCPCR highlighted the names of certain NGOs, including social activist Harsh Mander’s Centre for Equity Studies, where funds had allegedly been diverted or were received from suspicious sources.
These amendments are under challenge in a set of petitions filed before the Supreme Court on which orders were reserved on Tuesday. (HT File)
These amendments are under challenge in a set of petitions filed before the Supreme Court on which orders were reserved on Tuesday. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 07:19 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Child rights NGOs disappointed with low budgetary allocation for children

Child rights NGOs disappointed with low budgetary allocation for children
Students attending classes at GMSSS, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Students attending classes at GMSSS, Sector 33, Chandigarh, on Monday. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Published on Feb 02, 2021 11:50 AM IST
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DCPCR disposes of 890 cases in the last quarter

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has disposed of 890 cases during the last quarter, between October and December 2020, ---800% the earlier average disposal rate and the highest since it has been constituted, the commission said on Wednesday.
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Updated on Jan 07, 2021 12:25 AM IST
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Police probe in Odisha girl’s murder poor and flawed: Child rights body

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said in the Action Taken Report submitted before it by the SP and district collector of Nayagarh they failed to provide information regarding suspects in the case.
The commission also recommended the state government to take strict measures, including disciplinary action against the investigating officers, for dereliction of their duty. (File Photo)
The commission also recommended the state government to take strict measures, including disciplinary action against the investigating officers, for dereliction of their duty. (File Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Parents of Saupin’s students ask CCPCR to resolve fee dispute

Parents allege that school is threatening to remove the students from online classes, has held back the results of the affected children and is also not giving them books already paid for
Parents of students at a local Chandigarh school have sought the intervention of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights in resolving a fee dispute(Sourced/For representation only)
Parents of students at a local Chandigarh school have sought the intervention of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights in resolving a fee dispute(Sourced/For representation only)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Parents in debt, out of work, school kids in city forced into child labour

With classes being shifted online, education has taken a back-seat for the majority of these children who do not have access to electronic devices and the internet.
Minors engaged in factory work in Seelampur, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Minors engaged in factory work in Seelampur, New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 04:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFareeha Iftikhar

How to bridge the gap between student enrolment, attendance

Students’ attendance data can be the strongest predictor of children’s adversity. I analysed Delhi’s government school students in the 2019-20 academic year and found that nearly 35% students were absent, on an average, daily. This translates into over half a million students missing school on any given day.
We find that children are often absent from schools because they’re going through some sort of personal adversity. It may be serious health conditions such as a disability, bullying at school, the death of a loved one, being pushed into labour or early marriage among other reasons(REUTERS)
We find that children are often absent from schools because they’re going through some sort of personal adversity. It may be serious health conditions such as a disability, bullying at school, the death of a loved one, being pushed into labour or early marriage among other reasons(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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ByAnurag Kundu

Covid forces exodus of students from private to government schools in Chandigarh

Of the 9,233 students admitted to government schools between Classes 1 to 8 this year, 4,985 (54%) were from private institutes
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)
Economic pressures due to Covid-19 pandemic could be prompting parents to pull their children out of private schools.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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ByRajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

22 per cent of school buildings old or dilapidated: NCPCR report

The report on ‘Safe and Secure School Environment’ was based on a survey of 26,071 schools across 12 states carried out by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to examine the safety and security of children in schools in terms different indicators.
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Published on Jul 23, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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Trafficked, abused minor from Tripura rescued in Rajasthan

The girl, who managed to escape from her in-laws’ house in Jhunjhunu on May 2, has been rescued. She has been staying at a shelter home since.
The minor is expected to be taken back to her state by a team of the Tripura Commission for Protection of Child Rights next week.(AP (Representative Image))
The minor is expected to be taken back to her state by a team of the Tripura Commission for Protection of Child Rights next week.(AP (Representative Image))
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 02:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma, Jaipur

A thoughtful treat for the little ones!

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights surprised the kids of this welfare home with goodies they were craving for.
Kids of Welfare Home for Children made ‘thank you cards’ for their benefactors.
Kids of Welfare Home for Children made ‘thank you cards’ for their benefactors.
Updated on May 23, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

Chandigarh’s child rights body without chairman for over a month

A former member of the commission has written to UT administrator, saying that the appointment of a chairperson to make the child rights commission ‘fully operational’ is long overdue
Due to reverse migration in the wake of the Covid outbreak, several children will drop out from Chandigarh’s schools, says a former member of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Due to reverse migration in the wake of the Covid outbreak, several children will drop out from Chandigarh’s schools, says a former member of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Coronavirus update: Send back children in conflict, says Centre in view of Covid-19 crisis

In its advisory, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights asked states to take care of children of migrant workers goinghome.
A migrant worker with children headed back home pauses for break on day 5 of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A migrant worker with children headed back home pauses for break on day 5 of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

NCPCR seeks explanation from MP Board for mentioning PoK as Azad Kashmir in Class 10 paper

In a letter to MPBSE secretary, the Commission’s chairman, Priyank Kanoongo, said prima facie this seems to be a criminal offence.  “You are requested to urgently investigate into this matter.
One of the questions in the Social Science examination of Class 10 asked candidates to identify ‘Azad Kashmir’ on the map.(HT file)
One of the questions in the Social Science examination of Class 10 asked candidates to identify ‘Azad Kashmir’ on the map.(HT file)
Published on Mar 08, 2020 10:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Baby returned to impoverished parents who had received cash, sarees

According to Child Line, 33-year old daily wage labourer, Swapan Das, who is currently jobless, last month gave away his fourth child to 35-year old driver Rubel Alam and his wife Anufa, who have been married for ten years and were known to Das.
The baby boy was recovered through a joint operation of Child Line, police personnel of the state’s Unakoti district where the exchange occurred, and the Tripura Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(Shutterstock/Representative Image)
The baby boy was recovered through a joint operation of Child Line, police personnel of the state’s Unakoti district where the exchange occurred, and the Tripura Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(Shutterstock/Representative Image)
Published on Mar 05, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Prescribe NCERT books in schools: Child rights panel to Chandigarh education dept

The commission wrote to the UT education department after the Chandigarh Parents Association filed a complaint to the Chandigarh Commission for the Protection of Child Rights alleging violation of child rights.
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Updated on Feb 28, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

New rules under amended POCSO Act: Survivors may get quick compensation

The rules are expected to be finalised within a month and will, among other things, lay down procedures under which immediate compensation will be extended to the survivors. They will specify the quantum of the compensation as well.
Minor sexual assault survivors could be given immediate compensation within a week their cases are taken up in special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act courts(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Minor sexual assault survivors could be given immediate compensation within a week their cases are taken up in special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act courts(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

1 in 3 adolescent internet users in India have gone through negative experience

Three in every five adolescents (63 per cent) said they accepted friendship/connect request only from people they knew, while the rest said they accepted requests from friends of friends and strangers.
Three in every five adolescents (63 per cent) said they accepted friendship/connect request only from people they knew, while the rest said they accepted requests from friends of friends and strangers.(UNSPLASH)
Three in every five adolescents (63 per cent) said they accepted friendship/connect request only from people they knew, while the rest said they accepted requests from friends of friends and strangers.(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 04:33 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Prerna’s death means end of my dreams, says mentor of Chandigarh’s child rights ambassador

When she grew up, she would become an Indian Administrative Services officer, Neelam had solemnly vowed.
Neelam Sharma (left) and her student, 13-year-old Prerna Sharma, in happier times.(HT PHOTO)
Neelam Sharma (left) and her student, 13-year-old Prerna Sharma, in happier times.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Supreme Court raps national and Bengal children protection panels over tussle

The dispute arose consequent to a tussle between the national commission and state commission in dealing with allegations of trafficking of orphaned children in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
The SC noted that the commissions which have been constituted under the commissions for protection of child rights act, 2005 exercise very important powers and they must function only for the protection and betterment of children.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The SC noted that the commissions which have been constituted under the commissions for protection of child rights act, 2005 exercise very important powers and they must function only for the protection and betterment of children.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 14, 2020 06:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

The Kota tragedy should be a wake-up call

The deaths in December point to a deeper crisis in the primary health care system
Political leaders visit the Kota hospital in which at least 100 infants died in December(A H Zaidi/HT)
Political leaders visit the Kota hospital in which at least 100 infants died in December(A H Zaidi/HT)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 07:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Entry-level intake: Chandigarh schools admitting kids as young as 18 months old

Vivek High School, Sector 38, is taking in students of the age 1.5 years in its entry-level class, while Kailash Bahl DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7-B and St Peter’s School, Sector 37-B, are admitting children as old as 2.5 years
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 09:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Odisha government collaborates with UNICEF to create awareness about child rights

On 30th anniversary of child rights, Children from across Odisha presented data on several major issues like Education, Child Protection, Nutrition and Sanitation in collaboration with UNICEF.
Child researchers raised concerns over a large majority of children allegedly being engaged as labourers in Ganja cultivation. (Representational image)(PTI file)
Child researchers raised concerns over a large majority of children allegedly being engaged as labourers in Ganja cultivation. (Representational image)(PTI file)
Published on Nov 21, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | ByAsian News International

UNICEF, IGNOU join hands to develop curriculum on child rights for budding journalists

Academicians from over 15 premier government and private institutes participated in a workshop focused on child rights to create the new courseware and instil a perspective amongst budding and working journalists.
The joint initiative is part of the 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrations this year. (Representational image)(HT file)
The joint initiative is part of the 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrations this year. (Representational image)(HT file)
Published on Nov 16, 2019 03:23 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Made in Chandigarh: City has given me a lot in terms of teachers, mentors and friends, says Nishtha Jaswal

Nishtha Jaswal says growing up in ‘peaceful’ Chandigarh helped her find inner calm and peace and taught her the art of managing time and relationships
Nishtha Jaswal(HT File)
Nishtha Jaswal(HT File)
Published on Oct 31, 2019 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRibha Sood

Child rights bodies express concern over India’s GHI ranking

According to the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition, seventeen countries, including Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI scores of less than five.
Global Hunger Index ranking suggests there is a need to significantly increase financial allocation for social sector, specially children in India. (Representative image)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Global Hunger Index ranking suggests there is a need to significantly increase financial allocation for social sector, specially children in India. (Representative image)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 11:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

New born girl child ‘sold’ for Rs 10,000, Ghaziabad police takes up investigation

The FIR against the suspected couple was lodged at Vijay Nagar police station on September 11 upon complaint by a resident of Crossings Republik.
A couple who is a parent of a boy and four girls sold their new born girl child.(HT File Photo)
A couple who is a parent of a boy and four girls sold their new born girl child.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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HIndustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByHT Correspondent

Kailash Satyarthi: Fiesty Icon of Child Rights

This renowned child rights activist and reformer was the joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize along with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the exploitation of children and for the right of all children to education.”
Renowned child rights activist and reformer Kailash Satyarthi’s organisations, including the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, claim to have freed and rescued more than 85,000 children from trafficking and child labour in more than 144 countries.(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Renowned child rights activist and reformer Kailash Satyarthi’s organisations, including the Bachpan Bachao Andolan, claim to have freed and rescued more than 85,000 children from trafficking and child labour in more than 144 countries.(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 06:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Minor Odisha tribal girl found pregnant in hostel, officials launch probe

Koraput district welfare officer Madhusmita Mahapatra said the Class 9 girl was repeatedly raped by the cook.
Minor inmate in a hostel in Odisha was found to be five-month pregnant.(Image for representation)
Minor inmate in a hostel in Odisha was found to be five-month pregnant.(Image for representation)
Published on Aug 28, 2019 10:43 AM IST
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