CHILD RIGHTS

  • New Delhi: Kailash Satyarthi visits Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Sunday visited Rajghat in Delhi to pay tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. It was a proud moment for India as eminent child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize at grand ceremony in Norway's capital Oslo on...
  • Watch: Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yusufzai at Norwegian Parliament, PM office 5 days ago

    India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. ...
  • Live: Freedom is a matter of right for children across the world, says Satyarthi December 9, 2014

    Oslo: India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai will be formally awarded the Nobel Prize for peace on Wednesday by the Nobel Prize Committee. ...
  • Hyderabad: State Child Rights Protection Team visits school after students complain of sexual harassment October 31, 2014

    The state child right protection team visited a school in Hyderabad after students complained that they were beaten quite often and were even sexually harassed. The school was earlier served with a notice but the authorities allegedly never replied. The team has given directions to the school and asked school...
  • Child right is a matter of international concern: Justice Lokur October 18, 2014

    Shillong: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B Lokur on Saturday said that child rights is a matter of international concern and it is time that the issue needs to be concentrated at the national sphere by breaking 'compartmental-barriers'. "We now have to concentrate on the...
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserves to be known, says economist Amartya Sen October 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, economist Amartya Sen said that Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi deserved to be known. "Satyarthi proved illegal does not mean impossible to exist. People should know that billion dollar deals does not mean that India has overcome all its problems," said Amartya. ...
  • Kailash Satyarthi of Bachpan Bachao Andolan wins Nobel Peace Prize October 10, 2014

    Kailash Satyarthi of Bachpan Bachao Andolan shared the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai. ...
  • Proud that father's relentless crusade against child slavery has been recognized, says Satyarthi's daughter October 10, 2014

    Overjoyed that her father won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Kailash Satyarthi's daughter related episodes of her father's relentless crusade against bonded labour, child marriage, and child trafficking, mentioning the numerous times when her entire family was threatened to stop working towards the freedom of children trapped in prostitution or...
  • Kailash Satyarthi: a trailblazer in struggle for child rights October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi gave up his job as an electrical engineer to dedicate himself to protecting and advancing child rights for over three decades now, freeing 80,000 child labourers and giving them new hope in life. It is largely due to his doggedness and zeal that...
  • I won't sit till I free every child from the clutches of slavery, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing his gratitude after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize jointly to Child's Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, Satyarthi said that the award was a recognition of those millions of children still trapped in slavery. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Satyarthi said, "I...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • 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...
  • Kolkata: Tutor accused of torturing a 3yearold kid arrested July 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Tutor Puja Singh, who was caught on camera brutally beating up a threeyearold child at a Lake Town address in the northern fringe of the city, was arrested on Friday by officials of the Bidhannagar police commissionerate from the Rashbehari area in south Kolkata. "We have arrested Puja Singh...
  • 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 twomember 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 15, 2013

    Today is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNNIBN 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 fiveyearold 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 fiveyearold child for 2 years July 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a fiveyearold 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 eightyearold student after he was allegedly assaulted by his teacher in class. The commission took up the matter after a report on CNNIBN. 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 fiveyearold 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 fiveyearold 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. CNNIBN 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 13yearold 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 schoolgoing 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 middleincome countries when it comes to overall wellbeing 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...