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Assam Police go for image makeover to ensure child friendly policing

The collaborative initiative of Assam Police, UNICEF India and UTSAH focusses on bridging gaps between police and children.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launching the ‘Assam Police Sishu Mitra’ programme by unveiling Child Friendly Police jackets in Guwahati.(Assam Police/Twitter)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launching the ‘Assam Police Sishu Mitra’ programme by unveiling Child Friendly Police jackets in Guwahati.(Assam Police/Twitter)
Published on Aug 25, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Over 700 North civic body schools to observe Child Safety Week

The civic body is undertaking the initiative along with Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights.
Child safety week. (Representational image)
Child safety week. (Representational image)
Published on Aug 24, 2019 06:41 PM IST
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On a mission to save the world

Despite the hardships they face, teenage girls are pushing back for change
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, before starting her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN Climate Action Summit next month(AFP)
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, before starting her journey across the Atlantic to New York where she will attend the UN Climate Action Summit next month(AFP)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 03:01 PM IST
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73% seats reserved for poor students in Delhi’s private schools filled, shows data

According to the Right to Education Act, 2009, private schools, excluding minority institutions, should reserve 25% seats for students belonging to EWS/DG groups in all entry level classes (nursery, kindergarten, and class 1) and provide free and compulsory elementary education to them.
Students with teacher(HT File)
Students with teacher(HT File)
Updated on Aug 20, 2019 07:15 AM IST
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Government yet to compensate 70 families of raped minors

The investigation concluded that the victim’s father had allegedly raped and killed her. The wife and five children, meanwhile, were left penniless and still awaiting the compensation from the state government.
According to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), there are 70 such families of minor rape victims in cases registered between 2015 and 2019 in Delhi who have not received compensation.((Representative photo))
According to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), there are 70 such families of minor rape victims in cases registered between 2015 and 2019 in Delhi who have not received compensation.((Representative photo))
Published on Aug 12, 2019 11:18 AM IST
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Set up special courts for Pocso cases: SC

Expressing dismay at the state of judicial infrastructure to deal with such cases, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi said the special courts would exclusively deal with Pocso cases and nothing else.
The directive is aimed at expediting investigations and trial in sexual offence cases against children.(HT Photo)
The directive is aimed at expediting investigations and trial in sexual offence cases against children.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 08:33 AM IST
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17 children go missing from Delhi every day: Study

The panel has found that a majority of missing children are migrants — mostly settled in the peripheral districts. The study showed that between 2014 and 2016, there was a rise in the number of girls who went missing.
On an average, at least 17 children go missing from Delhi every day.(Prateek Choudhary/HT File Photo)
On an average, at least 17 children go missing from Delhi every day.(Prateek Choudhary/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 05:05 AM IST
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Juvenile board asks minor to recite national anthem before acquittal

The minor was caught by the locals while trying to steal a bag containing money at a bus stand.
The Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in Nalanda on Friday asked a minor charged of theft to recite national anthem before acquitting his case.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in Nalanda on Friday asked a minor charged of theft to recite national anthem before acquitting his case.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 07, 2019 02:19 PM IST
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WCD seeks clarity as 400 playschools await registration in Gurugram

The WCD department fears that if it enforces all the recommended guidelines, then none of the playschools in the district will get a registration to operate.
Representative Photo of play school(HT File)
Representative Photo of play school(HT File)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Ensure Delhi child-friendly spaces in master plan draft: Rights body

The panel has also requested the authority to hold consultations with NGOs and other stakeholders to incorporate these aspects while preparing the draft plan.
The 125-odd children homes in the city, a majority of which are run by NGOs, have become overcrowded, the child right’s body said.(HT Photo)
The 125-odd children homes in the city, a majority of which are run by NGOs, have become overcrowded, the child right’s body said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 05:05 AM IST
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SIT to probe 3-yr-old’s brutal murder in UP’s Tappal, 5 cops suspended

The policemen were suspended for alleged delay in registering the case after the girl was reported missing, and also for delaying the probe which eventually led to the discovery of her body on June 2, officials said
The murder over the repayment of a Rs 10,000-loan triggered a massive outrage on social media, with political leaders and celebrities tweeting their disgust and anger over the brutality of the crime. (PTI/File photo)
The murder over the repayment of a Rs 10,000-loan triggered a massive outrage on social media, with political leaders and celebrities tweeting their disgust and anger over the brutality of the crime. (PTI/File photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 07:54 PM IST
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Three held for torturing differently-abled teen in UP’s Shahjahanpur

Though threatened by the accused not to complain, the teen narrated the incident to his family. The victim’s mother went to the parents of the accused youth.
The accused threatened the boy with dire consequences if he complained to family members, said cops.(Shutterstock / Representative Image)
The accused threatened the boy with dire consequences if he complained to family members, said cops.(Shutterstock / Representative Image)
Published on May 30, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Hot khichdi poured on 4-year-old who asked for extra egg in Bengal

The inspector in charge of Raghunathganj police station, Chinmoy Bhattacharya, said a written complaint was lodged against the woman, Sehari Bawa, on Saturday
Lying in the hospital bed, the boy said, “I didn’t do any mischief. But Didimoni (teacher) beat me and some other boys... I don’t know why she poured khichdi on me.”(File photo)
Lying in the hospital bed, the boy said, “I didn’t do any mischief. But Didimoni (teacher) beat me and some other boys... I don’t know why she poured khichdi on me.”(File photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Berehampore | BySreyasi Pal

‘Students shouldn’t be forced to buy non-NCERT, non-SCERT books’

To facilitate affordable and quality education, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the state education department and the education board to ensure that children are not forced to carry books other than those published or prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research Training.
Under the RTE Act, children are supposed to get free books and uniforms.(Representative image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Under the RTE Act, children are supposed to get free books and uniforms.(Representative image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 20, 2019 03:16 PM IST
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9 minors rescued after raids on meat processing units

During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 19, 2019 06:01 AM IST
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14-year-old girl accused of mother’s murder commits suicide in Dehradun

Police said she had locked herself inside the bathroom and was found hanging. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead.
A 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside the bathroom of a government girls’ shelter home in Dehradun on Wednesday evening. She was accused of murdering her mother last year.
A 14-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself inside the bathroom of a government girls’ shelter home in Dehradun on Wednesday evening. She was accused of murdering her mother last year.
Published on May 16, 2019 04:12 PM IST
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Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent

‘Stopped kids raising abusive slogans’: Priyanka Gandhi

Referring to a video on the social media showing her stopping schoolchildren from raising abusive slogans, she said the moment she saw the schoolchildren shouting abusive slogans she stopped them.
A day after being served a notice by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday said she herself was a 47-year-old mother of two and she would never allow children to use abusive language.(PTI)
A day after being served a notice by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday said she herself was a 47-year-old mother of two and she would never allow children to use abusive language.(PTI)
Published on May 03, 2019 11:27 PM IST
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Rae Bareli | ByHT Correspondent

Child rights body to list schools denying entry to EWS students

The move comes after the child rights’ body received multiple complaints from parents whose wards qualify for the EWS/DG category, saying several private schools are not enrolling their children, even after their names appeared in the selected lists.
(HT File)
(HT File)
Published on Apr 21, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE

The move comes after the commission received numerous complaints from parents of children from economically weaker sections (EWS) and are enrolled in private schools under the RTE Act.
Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE
Panel formed to suggest measures for effective execution of RTE
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Class 7 girl was raped, Dehradun school didn’t act, alleges child body

The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson also alleged that a boy from the same school went missing in 2017 from a school trip to Narendra Nagar in Tehri Garhwal district and the boy has not been traced till now.
The chairperson of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) alleged that another girl who studied in class 7 in the same school was raped by school staff in 2012 and the matter was brushed under the carpet by the school authorities.(HT Photo)
The chairperson of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) alleged that another girl who studied in class 7 in the same school was raped by school staff in 2012 and the matter was brushed under the carpet by the school authorities.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2019 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

Dehradun school removes Class 1 student, father moves child rights body

The father of a class 1 student of a Dehradun-based school has complained to the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) against the school for allegedly removing his daughter from the school roll.
Last August, the child’s father, had complained to the SCPCR that the school authorities had subscribed nine expensive reference books apart from the three CBSE books, which was increasing the pressure on the students.(AP file photo for representation)
Last August, the child’s father, had complained to the SCPCR that the school authorities had subscribed nine expensive reference books apart from the three CBSE books, which was increasing the pressure on the students.(AP file photo for representation)
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 12:45 PM IST
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Students made to stand in sun for not paying fees; case registered against school management

The case was registered based on media reports, the commission said. The Kerala Human Rights Commission has also registered a case against the school.
Students made to stand in sun for not paying fees; case registered against school management(HT File Photo)
Students made to stand in sun for not paying fees; case registered against school management(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2019 06:08 AM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram | ByPress Trust of India

Delhi child rights panel rescues 4 siblings living under abuse and neglect

Three sisters — aged 14, eight and four years — and their toddler brother had been living on little food with untreated wounds and skin diseases for almost over year till they were rescued on March 6, said a member of DCPCR.
The eldest of the four siblings, a 14-year-old girl, told the child rights panel that she had been repeatedly abused by her landlord and his son since her mother died a year ago.(Representative Image)
The eldest of the four siblings, a 14-year-old girl, told the child rights panel that she had been repeatedly abused by her landlord and his son since her mother died a year ago.(Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Manish Sisodia tells DoE to make list of ‘unpopular schools’ allotted to kids under EWS category

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), which will be provided the list, will find out why these schools are “unpopular” among parents. The decision was taken after a large number of EWS/DG candidates did not turn up for admission last year even after they were allotted seats in private schools.
Delhi education minister and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has asked the directorate of education (DoE) to provide a list of private schools where parents are not willing to admit their children in entry-level classes under the economically weaker section and disadvantaged groups (EWS/DG) category.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Delhi education minister and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has asked the directorate of education (DoE) to provide a list of private schools where parents are not willing to admit their children in entry-level classes under the economically weaker section and disadvantaged groups (EWS/DG) category.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Published on Mar 10, 2019 01:22 AM IST
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PUBG mania: 15-year-old Jalandhar boy steals money from father’s account

The matter came to light after the father filed a police complaint on January 20, citing that around 50,000 had been withdrawn from his bank account.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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Detention in select cases, give students a chance: Panel to Delhi government

Chaired by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) member Anurag Kundu, the committee proposed that ‘detention’ be named as ‘extension’ and the provision be exercised “only in exceptional cases.”
After consultation with principals, teachers, students and other stakeholders, an advisory committee on Thursday submitted a report to the Delhi government, recommending against “unconditional scrapping of the no-detention policy” in classes 5 and 8.(HT File Photo)
After consultation with principals, teachers, students and other stakeholders, an advisory committee on Thursday submitted a report to the Delhi government, recommending against “unconditional scrapping of the no-detention policy” in classes 5 and 8.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2019 02:08 AM IST
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Will ask Delhi govt to allow kids to write test who missed exam after their homes were demolished: Panel

Residents told the members that they had not received any written notice of the demolition that was conducted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Thursday urged the Delhi government to give another chance to students who had missed their exam after their ’illegal’ homes near the Nehru Place Metro Station were demolished.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Thursday urged the Delhi government to give another chance to students who had missed their exam after their ’illegal’ homes near the Nehru Place Metro Station were demolished.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 08, 2019 03:06 AM IST
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Delhi child rights body sends notice to school over harassment complaints

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has summoned officials of a private school in Paschim Vihar after receiving harassment complaints from students’ parents.
According to the commission, parents said their children were “mentally harassed” by the school and not allowed to use the toilet.(Picture for representation)
According to the commission, parents said their children were “mentally harassed” by the school and not allowed to use the toilet.(Picture for representation)
Published on Feb 27, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Evaluation of over 4,000 schools completed in Delhi

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) on Sunday completed the evaluation of around 4,041 schools across the city under its ongoing initiative School Development Index (SDI).
Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia called the exercise a wave of “transparency” and “accountability” in the city’s school education system.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia called the exercise a wave of “transparency” and “accountability” in the city’s school education system.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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170 children died in UP adoption homes in five years: Govt data

Over the past five years, UP witnessed death of 170 children in the state-run adoption centres. This figure, revealed as part of data furnished by the union ministry of women and child development in the ongoing Parliament session, is only marginally lower than Maharashtra’s 172 over the same period.
UP government authorities said that poor health of children lodged in state adoption homes was responsible for this figure.(Representative image)
UP government authorities said that poor health of children lodged in state adoption homes was responsible for this figure.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 20, 2019 12:27 PM IST
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