If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

If Shelters Homes aren’t safe for kids, what about foster care?

Patna:  Institutions for girls set up under the Juvenile Justice Act are now coming repeatedly under the ‘scanner’. A two-member team of the Bihar state commission for protection of child rights (BSCPCR) visited a Hajipur-based short stay home for girls yesterday (July 21) to look into allegations that he inmates (all minors) were ‘sexually exploited’, […]

Rape happens to boys too!

Rape happens to boys too!

Sir, Every next day we get to hear news of girls either minor or major becomes a victim of sex abuse, but we hardly talk about boys as being victims of the same. Child sex abuse causes harm to child’s health, survival, development and dignity. It even traumatizes the child. Girls are not only the […]

Principal, teacher predators in Saran school student rape

Principal, teacher predators in Saran school student rape

Patna: News media in the Bihar state capital have focussed on growing incidents of girls being raped and molested, the most disgusting report to date being the repeated sexual attacks of a 16-year-old student within the school premises. The state police headquarters has taken serious note of yet another gang rape-and-video blackmail case, this time […]

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

Another arrest in Shelter Home POCSO case

District police on Saturday took suspended child protection officer(CPO) Ravi Roushan on remand for 48 hours in connection with the sexual exploitation of minor girls living at a government-funded short stay home in Muzaffarpur. The case broke open in the last week of May and pertains to the allegations of sexual assault and immoral trafficking […]

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

What’s the progress in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Scandal?

The news of girls being raped, physically assaulted, and being forced in the business of prostitution at Muzaffarpur shelter home left everybody stunned. The people who were given the responsibility to protect the orphan and abandoned girls were accused of sexually harassing them.  This shelter home is run by NGO “seva sankalp evm vikas samiti” […]

Muzaffarpur Shelter rapes: NCW for speedy trail

Muzaffarpur Shelter rapes: NCW for speedy trail

Patna: “Culprits are culprits. They have no political affiliation. They are criminals in the eyes of law. And the Muzaffarpur incident is no exception,” National Commission for Women (NCW) member Sushma Sahu has told local media that those found guilty of sexual abuse of girls in the Muzaffarpur short stay home case would not be spared […]

Man sentenced for assault on child

Man sentenced for assault on child

Thane, Feb 10 :  A local court has sentenced a 35- year-old man from Juhugaon in Navi Mumbai to five years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the sexual assault on a five-year-old boy in 2015. In the order passed earlier this week, District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge, P P Jadhav, […]

Murky use of POCSO for revenge?

Murky use of POCSO for revenge?

A former French diplomat charged with raping his three-year-old daughter in India has been cleared of all charges. Some observers say that the Indian law Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) is becoming a tool for vendetta. Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of Bangalore, was arrested in 2012 […]

Facebook romance turns sour for two minors

Facebook romance turns sour for two minors

Cuttack, Jan 30: It’s a clear case of police ham-handedness and insensitivity. Has POCSO been misused?  Or is it one of shoddy reporting? The PTI reports:  A minor girl was allegedly raped by a boy who befriended her on Facebook, police said. The girl, a native of Jaipur, was in touch with the minor boy […]