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                                                                                                                                                                                                   Date : August 29, 2018      

 

Police launch intervention campaign on child sex abuse

The portal, http//www.cyberpolice.gov.in, will allow residents to register their complaints online. Complainants will receive a status report within 72 hours, the police said. “The portal is aimed at helping residents quickly report all instances of sexual crimes against women and children. Investigations would be initiated on the basis of these complaints. The attempt is to provide a prompt service,”

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Muzaffarpur abuse case Distressed by Patna HCs gag order, says Editors Guild

The Editors Guild of India Saturday expressed concern over the Patna High Court’s restraining order on media reporting on the investigation into the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case. In a statement, the Guild said it was distressed about the court order and the growing trend of similar orders from different courts. The statement comes a day after the RJD criticised the restraining order.

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In two months, UP police reunite 96 missing kids with families

The families of 53 boys and 43 girls, mostly between the ages of five and fifteen, and kept in various child shelters across the state, were traced by nine teams. When police in Gautam Buddha Nagar started Operation Muskaan on June 18, even they couldn’t imagine they would be able to reunite 96 children with their families. The operation, which continued till August 18, was launched by the Uttar Pradesh DGP to bring families together. The families of 53 boys and 43 girls, mostly between the ages of

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Child trafficking racket kingpin held in Gujarat

The prime accused in a child-trafficking racket was arrested by the Mumbai Police from Gujarat, a senior official said on Thursday. Rajesh Ghamelawala (54) and members of his syndicate allegedly used to send children to the U.S. on demand, the official said. The racket was unearthed in March, when two girls, in the age group of 11 to 16 years, were rescued by the police near a salon in suburban Versova where they were brought for make-up, the official said. The two girls were natives of Gujarat ”

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Bonded labour Rampant yet hidden problem

It took Ramanna (name changed) and his family 10 years to break free from bonded labour. Ramanna was forced to work for a meagre wage of ?300 per week in a brick kiln in Chamundipura in Ramanagara to clear a loan. He was rescued three years ago, and is one of the fortunate few to have regained his freedom. Thousands of bonded labourers are believed to be worked to the bone in brick kilns, gaushalas and farms in rural Bengaluru, Kolar, Chikkabellapur, Mysuru, Bidar and Tumakuru districts. “Bonded labour is a rampant yet hidden problem in the State,” said Lukose Vallatharai,

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Human traffickers should be treated as murderers

Noted jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee on Saturday remarked that human traffickers should be treated as murderers for ruining the lives of young girls by pushing them into ‘vicious cycle’ of flesh trade. “Frankly I think these traffickers should be treated as murderers...The way they ruin the lives of young girls, and for what, for money. The whole thing is a big vicious cycle. We are dealing with very ugly, nasty people,” Mr. Sorabjee said. He was speaking at the first Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) – Dr. Anand Prakash Memorial Lecture on

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Conductor held for sexual abuse of passenger

The conductor of a State Express bus was arrested on charges of sexually harassing a passenger all the way during her journey from Coimbatore to Krishnagiri. The woman had boarded the bus to reach Bengaluru. Anguished over the alleged sexual abuse by the conductor, Velmurugan (42), she got off at the Krishnagiri bus stand and lodged a complaint at the Krishnagiri all-women’s police station. Based on her complaint, Krishnagiri AWPS Inspector Amuthavalli had the bus intercepted and arrested the conductor.

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Campaign against child abuse in Corpn. schools

Tulir-Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse has installed boards in all 281 schools managed by the Chennai Corporation, displaying simple rules of personal safety. According to a release, the installation of the boards is part of a collaborative effort to ensure the well-being and safety of children studying in Corporation schools. This year the theme is ‘bullying’.

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WB girl rescued uncle, husband arrested for sexual exploitation

Mumbai The Mumbai Crime Branch on Thursday arrested a Wadala resident for allegedly marrying off his 15-year-old niece, and also the husband for sexually exploiting her. The girl was rescued on Wednesday after police inspector Asha Korke, Crime Branch Unit IX, was informed that she was roaming around Mount Mary Hill in Bandra, crying uncontrollably.

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4 held for child sexual abuse in illegal home

Four persons, including the owners of an unauthorised orphanage in Tirumullaivoyal, were arrested on charges of child sexual abuse. Though the children have been sexually and physically assaulted for sometime at the home, the crime was reported by the children to judicial magistrates who conducted a legal awareness camp in a nearby government school on Thursday, the police said. According to the police, Eternal Word Trust runs an orphanage-cum-primary school in Saraswathi Nagar in Tirumullaivoyal near Avadi.

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Security guard held for sexually assaulting dog

The Samta Nagar Police have arrested a security guard for allegedly sexually assaulting a stray dog in Kandivali earlier this week. But the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has raised objections saying no stringent sections have been invoked against the accused. A complaint was registered on Wednesday by Abhishek Kapdoskar, a member of the Mumbai Animal Association, after he learned from locals that one Prem Shankar Rai, allegedly inserted a sharp object into the dogs vagina, which resulted in her death, PETA officials said. The police subsequently arrested Mr. Rai and charged him with mischief by killing or maiming an animal under the Indian Penal Code, and sections of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, said police inspector Raju Kasbe,

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Apartment complexes take the lead in raising awareness on sexual abuse

A group of 50 children gather at the community centre in their residential complex in Bellandur and listen with rapt attention to topics not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sexuality, safe and unsafe touch, sexual abuse and personal safety. On the other end of the city, in a gated community in Yelahanka, the adults are taught on spotting signs of sexual abuse in children and about positive parenting. A separate session is held for the security and housekeeping staff of the complex, who are educated about the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and acts that can amount to sexual abuse.

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Shelter home rape case CBI submits progress report

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday submitted progress report on the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse case to the Patna High Court in a sealed cover. The agency also submitted a report on the sudden transfer of the CBI Superintendent of Police probing the case. The Patna High Court is monitoring the case in which 34 minor girls were allegedly sexually abused. The CBI counsel Sanjay Kumar submitted the report before a division Bench comprising Chief Justice Mukesh R. Shah and Justice Ravi Ranjan in compliance of its order passed on the previous hearing on August 23.

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Sexual abuse of boys man held

The Kannur Town police arrested a 36-year-old man under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on charge of sexually abusing 15 boys. The police said the man identified as Fazal Rahman, a resident of Olavanna in Kozhikode, was arrested on the complaint by a victim, who approached the Childline, which in turn alerted the police.

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