Over 11,000 cases of child rights violation in last 4 years

New Delhi: A total of 2404, 3281, 3340 and 2270 cases of violation of child rights in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively have been reported by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Lok Sabha was informed today.

Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi said that the reasons for violation of child rights include violations under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and violation under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

“Child rights violations are also related to displacement, violence, trafficking, etc. The actions taken by NCPCR include conduct of summon hearings and giving directions to concerned officials, giving recommendations to state governments, etc,” Gandhi said.

The government has also enacted several laws such as the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, the Prohibition of Child marriage Act, 2006 and is implementing schemes for the protection of children such as the Integrated Child Protection Scheme, etc, she said.

On crime against women, the minister said that National Commission for Women has registered 16584, 22422, 32118 and 9786 cases of violation of rights of women in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.

“The reasons for violation of women rights is due to domestic violence, outraging the modesty of women, dowry harassment, property dispute, rape, etc,” she said.