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February 25 2022
Child labour is on the rise: How does the law combat it?
A study by Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) points out that child labour among vulnerable communities has increased by nearly 280% in Tamil Nadu, compared to the pre-COVID-19 situation. The law is clear on the issue of child labour and punishes anyone employing children. Let us understand the legal position better. What is child […]
March 04 2022
Ensuring children’s right to education
The Karnataka High Court has said that under the right to education law, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has a duty to conduct a door-to-door survey of children in the age group of 0 to 14 years. The Court asked the administrative body to start the survey after the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj […]
March 06 2022
How does the law on child sexual abuse help child survivors?
The Madras High Court reversed a lower court pronouncement which acquitted a teacher who sexually assaulted a 4 year old child on the grounds of inconsistent evidence given by the child. The High Court held that a child cannot be expected to narrate the incident in an exact manner. Which law governs child sexual assault […]
February 24 2022
Preventing child exploitation online: Facebook adds new features
Trigger Warning: This post contains information on physical violence and sexual violence which some readers may find disturbing. Facebook has added new features to control harassment and exploitation of children on its platform, focusing on posts involving child nudity, sexual exploitation, inappropriate interactions with children and non-sexual child abuse. Facebook will send a safety […]