Category Archives: Children

6-yr old Naga girl raped and murdered

Dimapur | April 17 : In a yet another most loathsome act of abomination, a six-year old girl – said to be hailing from Jalukie in Nagaland – was raped and then murdered at Mahipalpur, New Delhi today. Rape and

11-year-old girl dies after being punished by teacher

New Delhi: An 11-year-old school girl, who was “made to stand” in the sun with bricks on her shoulders allegedly by her teacher, died in a city hospital on Friday after battling for life for the past two days.  A

Diseases snuff out 2 million Indian kids every year

New Delhi: Forget clean drinking water and eradication of poverty. Even after 61 years of Independence, a staggering 2.1 million children under the age of five years die annually in India, according to the Unicef 2009 data on state of

NHRC issues notice to AIIMS on human rights violation

New Delhi The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued a notice on the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday following reports of child patients being denied treatment due to a lack of medical staff at the institute

One in every 10 Indian children is sexually abused, says WHO

Sexual exploitation of children is India’s worst kept secret. According to a study on child abuse, conducted by the Ministry of Woman and Child Development, 53.22 per cent of the children surveyed reported having faced sexual abuse. Almost half of

Prostitution of boys at India’s pilgrim sites called rampant

New Delhi – Sexual exploitation of boys in three of India’s major pilgrimage centres is pervasive and on the rise, a study released Tuesday said. The study focused on male children in prostitution at Hindu temple sites of Puri in

Child molestation case against Indian Air force officer

NEW DELHI: An IAF junior commissioned officer (JCO) posted in the Indian Embassy in Israel has been recalled to New Delhi and his plea for extension of service rejected after being accused of an attempt to molest a child at

More than 40% of the world’s child marriages take place in India

NEW DELHI: Indian women aren’t spacing their children well. An average Indian woman delivers her second baby within 31 months of giving birth to her first child and this is adversely affecting mothers’ health and children’s chances of survival.  Shockingly,

Number of missing children on the rise in West Bengal

Rajib Chatterjee/SNS KOLKATA, March 10. — Children are disappearing with growing frequency in the state, particularly in the remote parts of it. So it seems from the annual report of the Union ministry for women and child development which states

Former VHP world leader questioned by police, woman organizer arrested for child abuse

Feb 4 2007 , Vandiperiyar,  Idukki, Kerala Kids Dressed as Hanuman Dr. Puthezhath Ramachandran, former Vice President of Vishwa Hindu Parishath (World Operations) and a local VHP leader called Kuttan Sami of Pambanar was questioned by Kerala Police on funding