SC asks Centre about the actions for 1,575 kids abused

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This is a shocking news that 1,575 children are sexually abused as per the all-India survey of shelter homes which are mostly run by NGOs. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to have a look at the child protection policy for some changes. This will avoid occurance of such kind of issues.

This has been pointed out by a three judge Bench which is headed by Justice Madan B Lokur. The Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand have to answer these questions and do changes according for the safety of these child. The Bench also said that they could not shut their eyes to the news coming in the newspapers.

SC asks Centre about the actions for 1,575 kids abused

All over the country no body is safe. Quick actions are much needed to control these horrible incidents. As per the reports of the survey of shelter homes across India, 1,289 girls and 286 boys were victims and 189 children were the ones who have faced this for pornography.

Amicus Curiae Aparna Bhat told the Bench after going through the report and she said most of these shelters are under NGOs. Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand said that the Centre after getting the reports have sent it to the states informing them last year.

SC asks Centre about the actions for 1,575 kids abused
SC asks Centre about the actions for 1,575 kids abused

The SC said, “It means nothing happened for one year and the children continued to be sexually abused…We are concerned whether children living in shelter homes are being abused or looked after properly.”

And the direction of the SC to the centre for the changes to the child protection policy after Bhat told the Bench that a Child Welfare Committee Member and the District Child Protection Officer in Muzaffarpur was charged of raping minor girls.

The direction also include that the Bihar Government have to make the social audit report public of the 111 shelter homes of the state which is prepared by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

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