Child Rights News
Firstpost Podcast | Explained: Assam clampdown on child marriage
Despite laws against child marriages, they continue across India, but why Assam government found it urgent to crackdown on child marriages? Tune in to find out
NCPCR summons Byju’s CEO for allegedly threatening parents to buy courses, details here
Some parents tried to grab the attention of Byju’s higher authority regarding the malpractice. However, the officials did not put their ears to it, as stated by the child rights panel
Child rights body asks states for inquiry into madrassas admitting non-muslim students
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said that It is a clear-cut violation and contravention of Article 28(3) of the Constitution of India which prohibits educational institutions from obligating the children to take part in any religious instruction, without parents' consent
UP child rights’ body urges state to ban students in school uniform from parks, malls during school hours
A member of the commission wrote that when students go to these places after bunking school, there is also a possibility of an unpleasant incident to happen
Aaditya Thackeray in legal soup over children at ‘Save Aarey’ stir: Can minors protest in India?
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights directed the Mumbai police to file an FIR against Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray for 'using' children in the 'Save Aarey' protest over the weekend. The law, however, clearly states that all citizens of India, irrespective of age, can protest
India recorded over 350 crimes against children each day in 2020, shows CRY's analysis of NCRB data
Child marriage has increased 50 percent and online abuse has increased 400 percent in one year, CRY said. Further analysis suggests that crimes against children in India has increased steeply by 381 percent in the last decade
No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse
POCSO Act was amended in order to make it more effective in dealing with cases of child sex abuse in the country and notified on 6 August, 2019 and made effective from 16 August, 2019
Child rights body NCPCR directs Netflix India to remove 'objectionable' scenes involving children in Bombay Begums
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has also written to the Mumbai police commissioner to probe a scene in which a minor is seen smoking a cigarette.
Union Budget 2021: Childs rights budget lowest its ever been in 10 years leaving NGOs disappointed
Allocation under the major child protection scheme for children has declined by 40 percent from Rs 1,500 crore in the allocation of 2020 to Rs 900 crore in 2021.
COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach
The lockdown augmented poverty, uncertainty and domestic anxiety; now more children may move toward the streets; away from home or searching for work.
Shaheen Bagh protests: Not just parents’ negligence, anti-CAA campaign equally to blame for toddler’s death
The death of little Mohammed Jahaan in Shaheen Bagh should spark introspection among the protesters and those profiting from it.
'I kept thinking I'd be killed': On Children's Day, a 16-year-old from Kashmir recalls solitary confinement in aftermath of Article 370 abrogation
G was among the 144 minors detained by authorities after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ill-equipped private madrassas in Assam ignore child rights, junk formal education; girl students often end up as child brides
The private madrassas are one of the key reasons for low rate of income among the Muslim community as hardly anyone graduating from these ill-equipped institutes will have a chance to survive in today's competitive job markets.
India witnessed four-fold increase in child rapes between 1994 and 2016, claims report
Titled 'Child Rights in India - An Unfinished Agenda', the report talks about a number of issues including, malnutrition, crime against children and education.
World Day against Child Labour: India's shelter homes should do more to impart job-oriented skills to children
The 2016 survey conducted jointly by the Women and Child Development Department and AIIMS estimated that Delhi’s streets are home to 70,000 addicts.
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: Experts rue lack of govt response to concerns over 'family enterprises' clause in Indian law
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: In India, 12 percent of all children are engaged in some form of child labour, according to a 2017 UNICEF report.
Congress in Madhya Pradesh adopts erstwhile BJP govt's inaction, fails to tackle malnutrition plaguing several districts
Though Madhya Pradesh has been spending to tackle malnutrition, corruption plaguing every step of the process has hampered actual change.
Absence of Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case from political campaign riles activists; experts seek transparency in child care institutions
A year ago, the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case had stunned the nation. However, the issue is now absent from political campaigns in the region.
World Immunisation Week: Vaccination phobia can be tackled through public campaigns, mass media, says medical expert
The World Immunisation Week is being celebrated from 24-30 April 2019 to promote vaccination to protect people of all ages against diseases.
In Kerala's Malappuram, underage girls brainwashed into marriage with promises of mobile phones, freedom to step out
Child marriage survivors in Kerala's Malappuram district say they agreed for early marriages to get access to mobile phones and the freedom to go out of the house