Child Rights

Child Rights
Democracy
Tribal rights
Women's rights

Sex ratio, alarm and tunnel vision

The Vital Statistics of India report, based on the Civil Registration System 2016 published by the Office of the Register General of India is out and with it, the alarm about a dropping sex ratio (3.16 Sex Ratio at Birth) and assumptions of deliberate killing of unborn female children. The overall sex ratio in India […]

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Vidyut and Nisarga
Child Rights
Democracy
National
Security

Do parents really care about child safety or do they want to outsource caring for children?

Disclosure of bias: I am biased against mainstream schools as currently exist in India and think they do more harm than good. We need better schools and for reasons more than security. This is the second murder in a Ryan International School. Last year, in February, a child was found drowned in the Ryan International […]

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Children eating mid day meal
Child Rights
Democracy
Livelihoods
National

Maharashtra’s discontinuation of hot cooked meals in aanganwadis #corruption

The Scroll has reported that the state government of Maharashtra has used a loophole created by the center in the National Food Security Act to subvert its recommendation of hot cooked meals for children between ages 3 and 6. Yet another signature move by a BJP government that kills several of their birds with a […]

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ragpicker child forced to pick up dead body parts
Child Rights
Democracy
Human rights

Does Indore station routinely exploit rag picker children to pick dead bodies?

How can officials exploit rag picker children to pick dead bodies from railway tracks? When I first read the news of a 12 year old rag picker boy forced to pick up a severed limb of a dead body on the railway tracks at Indore, I thought the newspaper had reprinted an old story of […]

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Child Rights
Democracy

Satyamev Jayate Episode 2: Child Sexual Abuse

I am glad they took up the subject of Child Sexual Abuse today on Satyamev Jayate. However, today’s episode left me vaguely dissatisfied. The uncompromising truth seeking of the previous episode seemed missing. It was good to see adult victims of child sexual abuse, but obviously, they were no longer children, and their having come […]

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