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BJP doesn't want it, so got child rights panel to stop ‘Desh Ka Mentor’: Sisodia

  • Delhi government and the NCPCR have been at loggerheads regarding the programme with the commission citing that the initiative will expose children to unknown persons and increase the possibility of crime and abuse. The ‘Desh Ka Mentor' programme was launched in October last year.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Union territory government has taken “extreme care” while deciding the structure of the ‘Desh Ka Mentor’ programme. (HT Archive)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Union territory government has taken “extreme care” while deciding the structure of the ‘Desh Ka Mentor’ programme. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 03:37 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: ECI orders removal of Munger SP, DM after protests turn violent

On Thursday morning, an angry mob went on a rampage in Munger town against the district police administration’s alleged indiscriminate firing and destroyed public properties worth lakhs of rupees and torched several police vehicles
A vehicle set afire by an angry mob during a protest over the recent police firing during a Durga Puja event in Munger, Bihar, on Thursday.(PTI)
A vehicle set afire by an angry mob during a protest over the recent police firing during a Durga Puja event in Munger, Bihar, on Thursday.(PTI)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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NCPCR decision to send children in care centres back to their families draws Supreme Court ire

The amicus curiae said that such a direction could not be given without the NCPCR being satisfied about the suitability of the parents, guardian, or fit person with whom the child is to be repatriated
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Published on Oct 09, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas

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

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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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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Around 5,000 children abandon education in mica mines of Jharkhand and Bihar; some now child labourers: Survey

In its survey, the NCPCR said it has observed that a section of children in the mica mining areas are deprived of opportunities and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income.
A report by Terre Des Hommes revealed last year that more than 22,000 children are employed as child labourers in the mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Diwakar Prasad)
A report by Terre Des Hommes revealed last year that more than 22,000 children are employed as child labourers in the mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar. (Representational image)(Hindustan Times/Diwakar Prasad)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 02:17 PM 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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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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Aligarh | ByPress Trust of India

‘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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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Odisha girl raped by minor boy inside school toilet during Saraswati Puja

Police said the girl was inside the school bathroom when the minor boy, a Class 10 student of another school, allegedly jumped the fence and raped her there. The girl was taken for a medical examination later.
The latest incident comes amid rising cases of sexual assault of minor girls in the eastern state.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The latest incident comes amid rising cases of sexual assault of minor girls in the eastern state.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 11:25 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Ban it: Gujarat asks schools to bar students from playing ‘PUBG’

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended a ban on the game across the country, said Jagruti Pandya, chairperson of the Gujarat child rights body.
The Gujarat government Tuesday issued a circular asking district authorities to ensure a ban on online multi-player game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG.(Hindustan Times)
The Gujarat government Tuesday issued a circular asking district authorities to ensure a ban on online multi-player game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Four students in Andhra made to strip for coming late to school

The incident occurred on Wednesday in a private, unrecognised school in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor, the home district of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu
Four students of a private school in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district were made to strip as punishment for coming late (Representative Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Four students of a private school in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district were made to strip as punishment for coming late (Representative Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 09:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | ByGali Nagaraja

WCD ministry to formulate norms for children hostels amid crackdown on shelter homes

The WCD ministry has directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to draft the guidelines in consultation with all stakeholders concerned. It also plans to have these guidelines notified under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Govt child helpline appears in porn content search results, receives lewd calls

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights officer said an alternative number has been launched, even as the commission tries to put the suspended number back into operation.
The toll-free number was suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search.(Getty images)
The toll-free number was suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search.(Getty images)
Published on Oct 07, 2018 03:47 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Fewer teen marriages in India over a decade: Govt

Murshidabad in West Bengal shows the highest prevalence (39.9%) of marriage among 15-19-years-old followed by Gandhinagar (39.3 %) in Gujarat and Bhilwara (36.4%) in Rajasthan.
There are still 100 districts that show a higher prevalence of marriage among 15- to 19-year-olds than the national average of 11.9%.(PTI File Photo)
There are still 100 districts that show a higher prevalence of marriage among 15- to 19-year-olds than the national average of 11.9%.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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Bihar mulls bill to regulate fee in pvt schools; to follow UP, Gujarat model

As per the 2017 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), private school enrolment in Bihar stood at just 12.9%, as compared to the national average of 24%.
Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi with the teachers who were honoured on Teacher’s Day, in Patna on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi with the teachers who were honoured on Teacher’s Day, in Patna on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Cases of deaths in child-care institutions to be probed within 4 weeks, says child rights body

Of the 2,874 children home inspected so far by the NCPCR, just 54 have got positive reviews.
District magistrates would need to complete probe in cases of child deaths inside a child-care institution (CCI) within four weeks, according to new guidelines issued by the NCPCR.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
District magistrates would need to complete probe in cases of child deaths inside a child-care institution (CCI) within four weeks, according to new guidelines issued by the NCPCR.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Unregistered shelter homes face closure, says Centre

The government move comes in the wake of alleged rape of inmates of a girls’ home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and another in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI Photo)
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2018 08:02 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New Delhi

Govt child rights body to recommend 10% cap on fee hike in private schools

Inundated with complaints from parents, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the country’s apex child rights body, has drafted regulations to put in place a uniform fee framework for unaided private schools.
India has 3,50,000 private, unaided schools — 24% of all schools — where 75 million children, or 38% of all students, study.(Representative Image)
India has 3,50,000 private, unaided schools — 24% of all schools — where 75 million children, or 38% of all students, study.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 08:31 AM IST
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Converting all-boys schools to co-ed, more public toilets among proposals to make Delhi safer for women

Campus police force to secure universities, better last-mile connectivity from metro stations, phasing out all-boys schools and building more toilets for women are some of the recommendations made by a six-member panel to Delhi Police to make the national capital safer for its girls and women.
In its report, the panel has mentioned irregular police patrolling, insensitivity by police, scarcity of public toilets for women, overcrowded and unsafe public transport, lack of support from bystanders and absence of proper dustbins for menstrual waste disposal as some factors that add to making Delhi unsafe for women.(AP/Photo for representation)
In its report, the panel has mentioned irregular police patrolling, insensitivity by police, scarcity of public toilets for women, overcrowded and unsafe public transport, lack of support from bystanders and absence of proper dustbins for menstrual waste disposal as some factors that add to making Delhi unsafe for women.(AP/Photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 09:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnvit Srivastava

India may not sign Hague convention on international child abduction

Around 90 countries are signatories to the convention that protects children under 16 from “wrongful removal or retention” by a parent.
There has been a steady rise in parental abductions as more and more Indians go abroad to work or study.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There has been a steady rise in parental abductions as more and more Indians go abroad to work or study.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 07:47 AM IST
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Sketches by child abuse victims can help them open up, nab assaulters: NCPCR draft guidelines

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights roped in Dr Sagar Rajesh, a psychiatrist at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, to prepare the guidelines on “child art as an investigative tool”.
Experts say children below 13 years of age face deep psychological impact after their abuse and they find it difficult to share in words.(Shutterstock photo)
Experts say children below 13 years of age face deep psychological impact after their abuse and they find it difficult to share in words.(Shutterstock photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Maneka Gandhi responds to online petition, forms panel to study male child sexual abuse

Last year, filmmakers Insia Dariwala started an online petition, demanding authorities order an in-depth study on male child sexual abuse in India.
Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi(HT file photo)
Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

Maneka Gandhi backs online petition on male child sex abuse, says it’s a serious problem

Maneka Gandhi replies to a petition on Change.org, saying boys who are sexually abused as children spend a lifetime of silence because of the stigma and shame attached to male survivors speaking out
Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi she had in September 2017 instructed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to look into male child sexual abuse issue.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi she had in September 2017 instructed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to look into male child sexual abuse issue.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 09:03 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Child rights activists oppose death penalty for rape of minors

The activists are of the view that as most rapes are perpetrated by family members, invoking death penalty will only increase the chances of acquittal.
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women, which has been on the rise in the country, during a protest in Bangalore.(AP Photo)
A woman holds a candle and placard seeking an end to sexual violence against women, which has been on the rise in the country, during a protest in Bangalore.(AP Photo)
Published on Apr 21, 2018 07:56 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Cabinet approves draft bill for better protection of human rights

The proposed amendment will strengthen human rights institutions for effective discharge of their mandates, roles and responsibilities.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India
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