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J&K High Court panel to probe charges of illegal detention of children -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu SC says plea filed by Child Rights activists Enakshi Ganguly and Shanta Sinha raise “substantial issues and alleged detention of children”. The Supreme Court on Friday assigned the Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s Juvenile Justice Committee to inquire into allegations of illegal detention of children — some as young as 10 — by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, which is undergoing a period of lockdown

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All India Media Conference 2019 will also organise walkathon in Udaipur for awareness on Child Rights

-Press release by Press Release of All India Media Conference 2019   New Delhi, September 9, 2019: The fourth edition of All India Media Conference 2019 has come up with a new initiative to promote violence free childhood by organizing Walkathon at Udaipur, celebrating 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and 70 years of UNICEF India. A walkathon will be organised to highlight Violence-Free Childhood along the banks of Fatehsagar Lake in Udaipur on the second d

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Kerala, Tamil Nadu best performers in child health and welfare

ive in poorer families in Madhya Pradesh. Jharkhand and Meghalaya were two other states near the bottom. The categorisation of performance of the states was “measured from the perspective of Child Rights as given by UNCRC and the Ecological framework of child well-being”. A composite child well-being index was arrived at on the basis of three dimensions – healthy individual development, positive relationships and protective co

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Over 5,000 children abandon education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand, Bihar: survey

-PTI In its survey, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said it has observed that a section of children in the mica mining areas are deprived of opportunities and have started working as labourers to supplement their family income Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and a section of them have started working as labourers to suppleme

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Campaign on dropout students in Rajasthan focuses on right to education -Mohammad Iqbal

a tracking system to monitor the progress of students after their re-admission in schools. The Authority would also coordinate with the Education Department and the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights to achieve the larger goal of providing quality education to all children, he said.? Citing the Annual State of Education Report (ASER)-2018, Mr. Jain said the girls' dropout rate in upper standards in the State was quite high as compared

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Many private schools in Delhi reject EWS entries even as 13,000 seats remain vacant -Fareeha Iftikhar

omically weaker section or EWS category in private schools at the entry level, only 35,500 seats have been filled. And according to a recent report submitted by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to the DoE, as many as 74 private schools did not admit even a single student under the EWS category in the last two academic sessions. The schools have given a variety of reasons for refusing admission: no vacancies; the school be

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HRD ministry seeks EWS data for entry level classes at private schools

on Sunday. The admission for entry level classes for the academic session 2019-2020 will begin in the next two months. According to a recent report by the Delhi Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR)s, as many as 74 private schools did not admit even a single student under the EWS category in the last two academic sessions. Please click here to read more.

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These Delhi lawyers take legal aid beyond courtrooms -Aamir Khan

rvices clinics with paralegal volunteers and lawyers in Delhi. They are present at the courts, jails, juvenile justice boards, child welfare committees, observation homes, All India Legal Aid Cell on Child Rights, National Commission for Minorities, the chief minister’s residence-cum-office and the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences. In 2017, 38,646 people benefited from the scheme.   The Times of India, 17 Septembe

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Only 54 of 2,874 children's homes received positive reviews, finds NCPCR audit

nds audit of child shelters ‘frightening' New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday called the preliminary contents of a social audit conducted by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) as “frightening.” In an affidavit filed before a Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur, the NCPCR, represented by advocate Anindita Pujari, submitted that out of a total of 2,874 children’s homes surveyed, only 54 inst

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