Child Rights

Honey trap case: Mumbai bizman Rajendra Thakkar arrested for rape, assistance in human trafficking

Today Prime accused in Indore Honey Trap Case, the main accomplice of Businessman Jeetu Soni (publisher of evening newspapers Sanjha Lokswami) and mastermind  business man from Marve Road Malad Rajendra Thakkar was arrested by Crime Branch, Madhya Pradesh. He was picked up at night from his Malad Residence. He use to run the racket from …

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Vidyut and Nisarga

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

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

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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Representational image: Woman beaten up

10 practical ideas to prevent domestic abuse from continuing

While domestic abuse is distressingly common, it is equally normal for the victim to receive little or no assistance in dealing with an abusive partner or member of the family. Sadly, the “mind your own business” mentality continues to triumph against all logic. It does not seem to strike people that if marriage is not …

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School Reloaded

This article takes off from the previous one exploring the natural rights of children that are abused casually. So here, I am looking at schools. Let me say upfront that I am not “designing an overhaul” and I don’t believe I should. Public services should always be designed by consensus, hopefully with some input or observation of …

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