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Sexual Harassment of Children in Juvenile Homes

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The Juvenile Justice (Child and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act) and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rule, 2016 framed thereunder mandate regular monitoring and inspection.The primary responsibility of execution of the JJ Act lies with the State/UT Government. Ministry has been pursuing with the State/UT Governments to regularly monitor the CCIs. Ministry had issued an advisory to the State/UT Governments on the action to be taken in case of disruption to the life of children and any untoward incidence of abuse in CCIs.

Besides, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) have been created as statutory bodies under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005 (CPCR), to oversee the implementation of the JJ Act in the country. As per the information provided by the NCPCR, they have received 43 complaints of sexual harassment / exploitation of children in the CCIs during the last three years, State/UT wise is Annexed.

Annexure

Sr. No.Name of the State/UT2016-172017-182018-19Total
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands   0
2Andhra Pradesh   0
3Arunachal Pradesh   0
4Assam 112
5Bihar  33
6Chandigarh   0
7Chhattisgarh   0
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli   0
9Daman and Diu   0
10Delhi2248
11Goa   0
12Gujarat   0
13Haryana  22
14Himachal Pradesh   0
15Jammu and Kashmir  11
16Jharkhand   0
17Karnataka   0
18Kerala   0
19Lakshadweep   0
20Madhya Pradesh  33
21Maharashtra2114
22Manipur   0
23Meghalaya   0
24Mizoram   0
25Nagaland   0
26Orissa  11
27Puducherry   0
28Punjab   0
29Rajasthan  11
30Sikkim   0
31Tamil Nadu1  1
32Telangana   0
33Tripura   0
34Uttar Pradesh43916
35Uttarakhand 1 1
36West Bengal   0
Total982643

This information was given by the Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

Dec 12, 2019

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