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” The demonstration, the unforgiving horror hit, For all the latest Mumbai News, a 300-sqft VIP room, Describing the incident as a “disaster and pathetic”,IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty said the approach of the policetowards the two women was “wrong” Kerala Congress (M) Supremo K M Mani also criticisedthe government for the action against the women BJP’s lone member and former Union minister ORajagopal also walked out of the House after stating that theincident had caused “apprehensions” In Kannur such incidents in ‘party gramams’ (partyvillages) have been going on for years This should bestopped The Chief Minister’s response was not satisfactory? Around 30 inmates are allowed to meet their relatives for 20 minutes at a

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And India is also seen as a failure, The country now reels under a daily eight-hour power cut, but then it also has to do something with who’s the opponent,com will be showcased at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s summit meeting next month, 2016 in the Upper House, He fled when the passerby rushed to investigate, 2016 Living the journey of a character.takes so much from you & gives you back so much in return #RiyaSomani — Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) December 22 2016 Living my dream every single day Feeling grateful #HalfGirlfriend — Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) December 22 2016 Half Girlfriend marks third collaboration between Shradhha and Suri they were previously worked together in Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPublished: July 30 2014 12:24 am With increased reporting of such incidents and the fear of a loss of reputation school managements shy away from either admitting or taking responsibility Related News BY: Bharti Ali and Enakshi Ganguly Thukral They must follow some protective protocols that are standard and mandatory On December 17 2012 exactly a day after the Delhi gangrape case that shook the country a three-year-old girl was taken to the toilet of her play school in Delhi and raped by the owner-principal’s husband She is not the only child violated in a space considered to be the safest space for children after their homes — the school This ugly reality has come to light once again with a six-year-old being sexually abused in a school in Bangalore Every report specified that it took place at an “elite school” as if such incidents only take place among the poor and this was new The reality is that child sexual abuse cuts across class religion education or ethnicity It can happen anywhere including within families It is imperative that we recognise this and put checks and balances in place It is not as if sexual abuse in schools is a new phenomenon If we look back at our own school days there was likely a member of the staff who made us uncomfortable Our discomfort was unaddressed then and this is the case even today due to a conspiracy of silence around sexual violence and abuse Abuse is reported even less in the case of schools because of the power relations between educational institutions and students more so if the parents are poor and illiterate So we must welcome that some parents are coming out to complain It is not easy for parents and children to find the courage to complain given the cycle of violence they face Many child survivors and their families are asked by landlords to vacate their homes Instead of cooperating with children and helping them cope with the trauma children are subtly pushed out of school Changing schools is even harder Traumatised by the abuse most survivors fall behind in academics making admission to another school difficult unless the principal is apprised of the circumstances and admission sought on sympathetic grounds hoping confidentiality will be respected The system of investigation and judicial process expects the child to recollect and repeat the sequence of events several times leading to re-victimisation Little surprise then that parents and child victims choose to keep quiet Despite new laws and stringent punishment there is an increase in sexual crime and little deterrence For instance two years on the December 17 case is still to be decided We are told that the courts set up under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO) are “special courts” while those under the criminal amendment act of 2012 are “fast-track courts” Are special courts not meant to be fast track Poor investigation by the police lack of adequate victim and witness protection intrusive and unreliable medical examination lack of special public prosecutors poor quality of legal aid and most importantly a lack of courts having exclusive charge of POCSO cases are important factors affecting prosecution and resulting in poor conviction rates Justice becomes more difficult as children do not have the proper legal vocabulary to express their agony more so if the child has a disability With increased reporting of such incidents and the fear of a loss of reputation school managements shy away from either admitting or taking responsibility In many ways child sexual abuse in schools is custodial rape and hence an aggravated offence This is clearly recognised by the POCSO act which has a clause for mandatory reporting supposedly introduced to address the reluctance of institutions to take responsibility There must be mandatory standard protective protocols whose violation would lead to penal action to make schools safe The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) developed a set of guidelines for the prevention of child abuse last year It lays down what schools must do to protect children from sexual abuse through protocols that need to be followed for the recruitment of staff and details the capacity-building and child protection standards that need to be in place Primary among them is the framing of a child protection policy applicable to all persons employed by the institution and even visitors Most importantly it calls for the setting up of a complaints mechanisms for children parents and guardians and appropriate training and orientation for them on the institution’s protection policy and mechanisms to complain Rule 31 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules 2007 requires that every school and other educational institutions abide by guidelines issued by the Centre and the states for the prevention of sexual abuse of children The Delhi government framed its own rules in 2009 as have some others On February 13 2013 in HAQ: Centre for Child Rights vs Union of India the Delhi High Court directed the state to frame guidelines for effective implementation of Rule 31 Accordingly the guidelines developed by the DCPCR were placed before the court One year later in February further direction had to be sought from the court to ensure the notification of these guidelines by the lieutenant governor and their circulation among stakeholders Yet most schools in Delhi remain unaware of them It is also time that we stopped being squeamish about sex and recognised that if children have to protect themselves they need age-appropriate information This has to come from both home and school The writers are founder co-directors of HAQ: Centre for Child Rights New Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCongress appeared to have given up on Himachal Pradesh even before the Assembly elections were announced in the hill state None of the party’s top leaders camped or campaigned in the state with even party president Rahul Gandhi paying just one visit to address a couple of election rallies File image of incumbent Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh PTI With the nation’s focus on Gujarat and Rahul seeking to turn Congress’ fortunes in that state the entire responsibility for the party’s campaign in Himachal was left on old warhorse Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who was fighting with his back to the wall This was six-time chief minister’s worst and perhaps last innings as he had little to showcase as his achievements during his latest tenure at the helm Himachal had not just been witnessing a revolving door Assembly elections since the late 70s Singh and the BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal had been swapping the seat of power since 1983 Even though the revolving door had to stop—like it did for the Congress in Punjab during 2012 election—retaining power in Himachal was certainly an uphill task for the Congress In fact it turned out to be an election in which neither the Congress nor the BJP offered anything exciting It was more or less a contest between one anti-incumbency and the other: The anti-incumbency of Singh against that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP at the Centre Evidently the anti-incumbency sentiment against the Singh government proved much stronger One of the major reasons why political observers and various opinion polls expressed little hope for the Congress was that comparatively the twin issues of demonetisation and the roll-out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) had little adverse impact in the state as compared to Gujarat Himachal does not have a strong vote bank of trading community which could have been affected by these two major factors The most dominant of the factors in Himachal are government employees Almost all households have at least one member as a government employee and one of the biggest aspirations of the youth is to land a government job The employees have been one of the most important influencers in deciding election outcome With the BJP at the Centre they expect a better bonanza from a BJP government in the state Besides the lacklustre performance of the Singh government during its term the deterioration in law and order situation could have been a contributory factor to its downfall A couple of recent rape cases has put the government on the defensive One of these the Kotkhai rape case involving a school girl led to protest all across the state There were rumours that some youth close to Singh’s son Vikramaditya were involved and they were being protected by the state police The state police picked up half a dozen youth from another state who were employed in an apple orchard and charged them with rape and murder of the victim One of these youth died in police custody which led to widespread protests Singh to his credit sought a CBI inquiry into the incident The CBI arrested an Inspector General of Police (IGP) and a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and charged them with botching up the rape investigation and for killing a suspect in custody While it declared the arrested youth innocent the CBI has so far been unable to identify the culprits This may have proved the last nail in the coffin of the Congress government but it also did nothing great during the five-year rule It was banking on the personal appeal of Singh popularly called Raja Saheb and on his alleged victimisation by the NDA government at the Centre which slapped cases of corruption and financial irregularities against him While the 83-year-old Singh single-handedly led the campaign BJP left nothing to chance Modi addressed over half a dozen election rallies and all top leaders of the party including BJP president Amit Shah Union home minister Rajnath Singh Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath contributed However ironically BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Dhumal lost the election His name was announced to stop speculations about a rift in the state unit His candidature may have helped some other party candidates to win but he lost to his former confidante and right hand man Rajinder Singh Rana He was denied party ticket last time and joined the Congress after winning as an Independent BJP will now have to grapple with the question of choosing its chief minister Follow detailed coverage of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 here New Delhi:Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 495 percent of the human rights violation complaints against the armed forces between 2012 and 2016 revealed an RTI reply Meanwhile the state’s share in the monetary relief recommended was a mere three percent it said A total of 186 complaints were received between 2012 and January 2016 from seven states said the Ministry of Home Affairs while replying to an Right to Information application The other six states were Assam Arunachal Pradesh Manipur Meghalaya Nagaland and Tripura The RTI reply was received by Venkatesh Nayak of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in April this year from the CPIO of the ministry Representational image AP According to the reply by January 2016 more than two-thirds of these complaints (127) are said to have been disposed of The data does not indicate whether these complaints were found to be true or false Also more than 57 percent of the complaints from Assam are shown as pending “Jammu and Kashmir accounted for 495 percent of the human rights complaints received against the armed forces during this period (2012 to January 2016)” the reply said “A little more than 31 percent of the complaints were received from the people in Assam Manipur accounted for a little more than 11 percent of the total number of complaints Arunachal Pradesh Meghalaya and Tripura accounted for less than 10 complaints each Only one complaint was received from Nagaland during this period” according to the reply “About 40 percent of the complaints are clubbed under the category ‘defence forces’ without any detailing as to what kinds of complaints they are” according to the ministry reply “When the distinct categories of ‘death in army encounter’ and ‘death in army firing’ are added the proportion of complaints received against the defence forces goes up to more than 61 percent of the total number of complaints received against all armed forces operating in the seven states” Nayak said The RTI response also says ten of these complaints relate to the crime of abduction and rape – received from Arunachal Pradesh Assam Jammu and Kashmir and Tripura The data also shows that monetary relief to the tune of Rs 647 crore was recommended in 117 cases “It is not known whether this was ex-gratia relief granted or compensation awarded Further it is not known how many complainants or victims actually received the monetary relief and which government (Central or State) made the payments” Nayak said While Jammu and Kashmir accounted for almost 50 percent of the complaints its share in the monetary relief recommended was a mere three percent at Rs 21 lakh it was revealed “Only five cases were found to be eligible for monetary relief in Jammu and Kashmir On the other hand Assam which accounted for less than a third of the complaints received the largest proportion (48 percent) of monetary relief recommended by the government In 57 cases from Assam monetary relief was recommended to the tune of Rs 310 crore” he explained The second largest share of monetary relief was recommended for Manipur at Rs 228 crore in 38 cases followed by Arunachal which accounted for only three complaints but monetary relief to the tune of Rs 36 lakh was recommended according to the application “Meghalaya and Tripura received recommendations of monetary relief to the tune of Rs 22 lakh against six and eight cases respectively No monetary relief was recommended in the case of Nagaland in the lone complaint of abuse of power received in 2015-16 (up to January 2016)” he added Now, ?

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