1,575 sexually abused children are now in shelter homes: Centre to SC

What have you done about them, Bench asks ASG

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a survey of 9,589 child care institutions across the country found that 1,575 inmates suffered sexual abuse before they were rescued and placed in these homes.

The survey took two years from December 2015 till March 2017 and was submitted to the Union Social Justice Ministry. There is a national social audit of child care homes being conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). This audit, Ms. Anand said, would be completed by October 2018. She said 3,500 shelter homes for children across the country had already been audited.

Several children, who were sexually and physically abused, were recently rescued from State government-funded homes in Bihar. The court is monitoring the rehabilitation of the child victims. The survey, which is part of the Centre’s affidavit submitted in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, shows that Childline India Foundation mapped 9,589 Child Care Institutions (CCIs) and found that the total number of children found to be in need of care and protection was 3,68,267. Of these, 1,98,449 were boys, 1,69,726 were girls and 92 transgenders.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/1575-sexually-abused-children-are-now-in-shelter-homes-centre-to-sc/article24694199.ece

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