Child Protection

  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • Over 50 child labourers rescued in Jaipur January 10, 2014

    As many as 52 child labourers within the age group of 7 to 12 years were rescued from the clutches of minority contractors who involved them in making bangles and handicraft items at a house here, police said on Friday. The police arrested five persons, identified as Mohammad Fareed, Mubarik, Shakeel,...
  • Delhi minor rape: 2 accused charged with rape, unnatural offence July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A court has framed charges of rape as well as charges under the provision of Child Protection Act against two people in the rape cae of a 5-year-old in Delhi. The case had sparked public outcry in April after it was learnt that the accused had kept the...
  • Child protection act also guards dignity during trial May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday puts in place several children friendly measures to be followed during investigation and trial of cases pertaining to child sex abuse. In cases of heinous sexual offences against children, the new...
  • Norway: Indian couple fights for kids' custody December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: A diplomatic tiff is brewing with Norway ignoring the Indian Foreign Ministry's requests to look sympathetically into the case of an NRI couple whose children were taken away by Norway's childcare services in May. South Block officials said the authorities in Oslo had so far ignored the Indian mission's...