Child Rights
India  /  Published 02.06.21

9346 kids orphaned: Rights body

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has informed the Supreme Court that it has received a tentative figure of 9,346 children left orphaned or abandoned by their parents beca...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.05.21

Covid: appeals for help as kids left without carers

When an Indian children’s rights group tracked down two boys aged 6 and 8 after it was told that their parents were both severely ill with Covid-19 and unable to care for them, the children had ...
By Reuters in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.21

Report on Sitalkuchi boy sought

The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to the district magistrate of Cooch Behar for a report on Mrinal Haque, 14, of Jorpatki village under Sitalkuchi Assembly seat, wh...
By Avijit Sinha, Main Uddin Chisti in Siliguri, Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.21

Panel glare on chant-linked assault on boy

The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has taken suo motu cognisance of a BJP worker’s assault on a 10-year-old boy for refusal to chant “Jai Shri Ram” and asked R...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Phulia (Nadia)

West Bengal  /  Published 09.04.21

Molest slur on central jawan

The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to the Bengal chief election officer, seeking immediate steps against a central armed police force jawan accused of molesting a mi...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Hooghly


West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.21

Plea for child shelter promise in Bengal poll manifestoes

The North Bengal Child Rights Network  — a joint forum of NGOs from eight districts of the region working on child rights — has appealed to all political parties to include establishm...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

India  /  Published 12.03.21

Netflix asked to stop streaming 'Bombay Begums'

  The apex child rights body NCPCR has asked Netflix to stop streaming 'Bombay Begums' citing inappropriate portrayal of children in the web series. In a notice to Netflix on Thursday, ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

Students rock mock parliament

The chairs were set. The chief minister, along with the rural development minister, the finance minister, the health minister and the education minister took their seats in presence of the Speaker and...
By Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Salt Lake

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.02.21

Now, NGO guns for Rihanna

Several hundred children visit the abandoned mica mines in Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand daily to gather mica flakes, risking their wellbeing and inviting various respiratory diseases. Ac...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.21

Narrow scope: sex crimes against children

In India, where the prevalence of sexual crimes against children is no secret, citizens look to the judiciary as a beacon of hope. It was thus a relief that the Supreme Court stayed a perplexing judgm...
By The Editorial Board


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