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Child Rights
India  /  Published 31.05.20

Lockdown toll: Children taken out of school

The lockdown abruptly announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thrown out of school at least one 10-year-old girl who dreamed to become a doctor and two teenage brothers of whom one aspired to be...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.20

Advisories for guardians and teachers

The state commission for protection of child rights has come up with an advisory for guardians asking them not to indulge in “inter-personal violence” in front of their children.The commission has...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.04.20

NCPCR notice to online platforms over child sexual abuse material

The apex child rights body, NCPCR, has issued a notice to Google, Twitter and WhatsApp to highlight its concern over increased traffic for child pornography from India through these platforms during l...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.19

Lessons for Calcutta schools on mental health

Schools must train teachers to identify children who show signs of stress and anxiety in class, the state child rights protection agency has said.Parents, too, have been asked to inform the school if ...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.19

Badminton a gamechanger

A train ride to Delhi and an interaction with Prakash Padukone — badminton has spelt wish-fulfilment and empowerment for two 12-year-olds from a redlight area.The duo from Munshigunj, Kidderpore, a...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.01.20

Defence of kids’ right to protest

Citing Indian mythology, present law and UN conventions, child rights activists have questioned the decision of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to ask police to take nec...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 27.11.18

For fun times at police station

Juvenile Justice Act is a progressive legislation which provides for proper care, treatment, development and rehabilitation of the most vulnerable children of our society, that is children in conflict...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.03.20

Focus on children of a lesser god

Right to education is ensured by law but providing effective education to about 8 crore migrant children of the country continues to be a challenge.This issue dominated an interstate convergence meet ...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.19

Our responsibility beyond our own family

I was sitting on the train from Howrah to Bolpur, dozing. Until my eyes caught the sight of a boy of maybe ten who crawled along the aisle as he was sweeping scraps of paper and other garbage. Then th...
By Martin Kämpchen in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.20

Call for drop in age of consent

The age of consent should be lowered to 16 from 18, the “existence of adolescent sexuality” recognised and consensual sexual acts decriminalised, the state panel for child rights has recommended.T...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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