Child Rights

  • Independence Day celebrated in Mizoram August 15, 2014

    Aizawl: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated in Mizoram on Friday with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla unfurling the national flag at the Assam Rifles ground. The chief minister, in his Independence Day speech, said the state has achieved success in economic, educational and societal empowerment of people. "The Mizoram government has achieve...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • CJ Show: What children want? September 2, 2013

    What children want: Watch these children talking about their needs, their aspirations and their rights in their own words. ...
  • State of The Nation: Is bonded labour increasing in India? August 16, 2013

    Today is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State of The Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Delhi Police withdraws ad on training of street children after outrage August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has sparked a controversy after an advertisement, which was meant to be a message to keep street children away from criminal activists was slammed all over. The Delhi Police has now withdrawn the ad, following opposition by child activists over its content and presentation. Recalling...
  • Kerala: Child tortured by father, stepmother on ventilator support July 19, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A five-year-old boy, who was allegedly brutally beaten up and tortured by his father and stepmother in Kerala's Kottayam, is critical and is on ventilator support. The Kerala government has taken custody of the child and arrested the father and the stepmother. A case of attempt to murder has been...
  • Kerala: Father, stepmother torture five-year-old child for 2 years July 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a five-year-old landed at a government hospital in Kottayam in Kerala after being allegedly tortured by his father and stepmother for two years. The state government has adopted the child and lodged an attempt to murder case on the father and...
  • WB: Child rights panel seeks report on student's death May 18, 2013

    Kolkata: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from West Bengal officials on the death of an eight-year-old student after he was allegedly assaulted by his teacher in class. The commission took up the matter after a report on CNN-IBN. The NCPCR has asked the...
  • UN Women stresses on urgent need to protect rights of girls April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Deploring the rape of a five-year-old child in Delhi, UN Women on Tuesday stressed the "urgent need" to promote and protect the rights of girls in India besides speedy implementation of the recently passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Act. "UN Women joins the government, civil society and UN agencies...
  • Delhi rape: Panel asks police to explain delay in registering case April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Saturday issued a notice to police asking it to explain why the parents of the five-year-old rape victim were "harassed" in the police station when they had gone there to registrar a case. The DCPCR also asked the police...
  • NCPCR to look into minor rape cases in Haryana October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over a spurt in incidents of rape of teenaged girls in Haryana, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Sunday said it will seek explanation from the state government in each case, including action taken against culprits. The Commission also said the recent incidents with...
  • Encephalitis outbreak: UP govt to set up diagnostic centres October 5, 2012

    An outbreak of encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh has so far claimed the lives of 400 children this year. Many more are fighting for survival. CNN-IBN found that nearly Rs 3350 crore that was sanctioned by the government to battle the outbreak hardly reached those who needed it most. The Akhilesh Yadav government...
  • Protect minor girl who wants to marry: HC to NCPCR August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with a "piquant" case of a 13-year-old girl marrying a youth and refusing to go back to her parents, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to ensure her safe custody and education till settlement of the case. "This is...
  • Chennai: Petition against buses 'violating child rights' August 16, 2012

    Chennai: A complaint has been lodged with the TN State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to protect the interest of school-going children, who are at the mercy of the crew members of the various government transport corporations. In his complaint before the Commission, R Randeep of Seven Wells submitted that ...
  • Kerala: Rights commission for children soon July 24, 2012

    Kochi: The state government is gearing up to launch the State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights, which was in limbo for quite some time. The commission has been authorised to handle the cases on child rights violation. “The proposal has been sent to the Finance Department for the...
  • India's children neither healthy nor happy: report July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: India fares poorly among middle-income countries when it comes to overall well-being of children even as the world witnessed significant progress in child health, education and nutrition during the last decade. India has slipped by 12 ranks since 1995 and is placed 112th in the global "Child Development Index"...
  • K'taka RTE kids case: NCPCR demands report July 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday asked the Karnataka government to submit a report following allegations that four students from economically weaker section (EWS) were humiliated in a prominent Bangalore school. Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the NCPCR directed Karnataka Education Secretary...
  • WB: Girl forced to drink urine, NCPCR seeks report July 9, 2012

    Kolkata: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has demanded an explanation and sought a report over the Class 5 girl made to drink urine in West Bengal. The shocking incident of corporal punishment came from the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan. The class 5 student was...
  • FTN: Is child abuse India's worst kept secret? June 19, 2012

    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has received the highest number of complaints related to child abuse in schools from Tamil Nadu. ...
  • French envoy detained for allegedly raping daughter June 16, 2012

    Bangalore: A French diplomat has been detained by the city police for allegedly raping his minor daughter, Karnataka Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KCPCR) Chairperson Nina Nayak said on Friday. Police registered a case of rape against the diplomat, working in the French consulate in Bangalore, under Section 376 of...
  • Bihar measures to eradicate child labour May 7, 2012

    Patna: The Bihar government has undertaken a slew of measures, including constituting a flying squad to eradicate child labour from the state. The flying squad would carry out raids to free working children and file a case against their employer, Principal Secretary (Labour) Vyasji told a seminar 'Child Rights and...
  • Child rights panel to probe baby bazaar April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Chairperson Dr Shanta Sinha has promised a thorough probe into the selling of babies in Uttar Pradesh. A CNN-IBN Cobra Post expose on babies for sale shows how a government hospital in Amroha in Western Uttar Pradesh has become a...
  • Goa launches inquiry into child trafficking rackets March 30, 2012

    Panaji: Goa government has launched an inquiry after a state-run hospital was found employing children who were allegedly trafficked by criminals into the state. During a raid this week, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) had come across a 16-year-old boy from Bihar, who was purportedly sold...
  • 'Over 80 pc students in schools are humiliated' March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Over 80 per cent of students in schools across the country are humiliated by teachers who tell them that they are not capable of learning, a study conducted by national child rights body has said. Even the "cruel practice" of giving electric shocks finds a mention in the yet-to-be...
  • Family blames school for 6-year-old boy's death February 21, 2012

    Karnal: The death of 6-year-old Pankaj in Karnal has pitted the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), yet no answers are forthcoming. Pankaj's family alleges that he was locked up for several hours in a small room by his kindergarten teacher in December for not doing homework. They...
  • Act against teacher who traumatised 6-yr-old: NCPCR February 21, 2012

    The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights has expressed shock over the child's death in Haryana. ...
  • Bangalore tops in child rights violation November 22, 2011

    BANGALORE: Bangalore tops the list when it comes to registration of child rights violation cases. Speaking at a round  table meet jointly organised by the Child Rights Commission and National Law School India University, Nina Nayak, chairperson of the Commission, said even though complaints were registered, there were serious drawbacks...
  • CJ: Child labourers voice their plight June 12, 2011

    New Deli: Its been 20 years since India signed the Child Rights Convention that bans child labour and still 13 million Indian children below the age of 14 are engaged in child labour. On the 20th anniversary of India signing the convention, some children have become citizen journalist to tell...
  • Legalising child sex: What's the right age? February 2, 2011

    New Delhi: 2004 - a pornographic video clipping, involving two students of a Delhi School, which was circulated as MMS in cellphones across the county stirred a controversy on child sex but also perhaps exposed the reality of the changing Indian Society. Shanta Sinha, National Commission for the Protection of Child...