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Child Abuse
North East  /  Published 19.11.19

Child abuse worry in Assam

Assam has the second highest cases of child torture in the country, after Madhya Pradesh.A report was released on Tuesday by the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in New Delhi which said 96 chi...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

India  /  Published 19.09.18

Good touch and bad touch mission, on skates

Rana Uppalapati can read from expressions whether a child had ever faced abuse.He has, the 37-year-old entrepreneur says, has been through it himself. So he has set out on a three-month-long mission t...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Norms to curb child abuse before Calcutta high court

A writ petition filed by the father of a four-year-old who had been sexually assaulted in school has led to a high court-appointed committee framing a comprehensive set of guidelines to deal with chil...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.05.19

Schoolkids beaten for forgetting diary

A ISCE-affiliated school, Bishop Hartmann Academy at here Mahilong, Tatisilwai, came in the line of fire on Thursday after its vice-principal allegedly beat up students on campus on Wednesday. Over 10...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

Women's right to safe public transport

On buses and other public transport across a sprawling South Asian city, women are wearing T-shirts and hair brooches saying, “Ga gheshe daraben na”, Bengali for ‘Don’t come too close’. It i...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in

India  /  Published 02.06.20

'30 forms of abuse part of disciplining efforts in Indian households'

At least 30 different forms of physical and verbal abuse are reported as part of disciplining efforts by Indian households, according to a new study by UNICEF conducted in five states.The study 'Paren...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.07.19

Government moots death for child sexual assault

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Pocso Act, including the death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children and providing stringent other punishments for other crimes ag...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.06.19

Five-year-old paralysed by rape shocks Sierra Leone

At first no one knew why the 5-year-old girl could no longer move her legs or control her urine. For months she lay on the ground, unable to walk or play. Some in the community blamed witchcraft but t...
By AP in Freetown

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

Cameras in class: equating safety with surveillance

Should desperate times call for desperate measures? The latter might, on certain occasions, prove to be counterproductive. This possibility was indicated by the public interest litigation filed in the...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.19

Gender-wise data on child sexual abuse: a step forward

Society’s values are riddled with contradictions. Since it is an established fact that women — and girls — are at the receiving end of violent sexual abuse and oppression, the institutional focu...
By The Editorial Board in


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