Child Rights in India: Challenges and Social Action by Geeta Chopra

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By Geeta Chopra

The ebook is a accomplished compendium on baby rights in India from a baby improvement standpoint. It discusses the demanding situations that Indian youngsters face for survival, improvement and schooling, specially in the event that they are marginalized via incapacity, loss of care, and poverty. the key matters expounded by means of the writer on the subject of rights are child and baby survival, early baby improvement, road and dealing childrens, teenagers in clash with legislations, youngsters with disabilities, baby trafficking and baby sexual abuse. the writer is going extra to delve into the reasons, between that are excessive inhabitants, poverty, migration, illiteracy, terrible laws and deep-rooted social norms and behavior. The ebook offers the prevailing coverage and felony framework in India for every of those concerns. The large objective of the ebook is to comprehensively talk about the roadblocks that the marginalized baby in India faces, to appreciate the explanations of those roadblocks and to guage govt and civil society motion for kids in India.

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Apart from poverty, children could be affected by abandonment, parents getting AIDS, armed conflicts, civil unrest and terrorism. The number of children afflicted by these is really large. It is so large that it can outstrip the society’s capacity to provide alternative care, leaving many children to fend for themselves. Children deprived of family environment have a right to special protection and alternative care. In abject poverty, parents are found incapable to provide food, clothing and shelter to children.

It includes indicators about children like the IMR, status of education and child labour. The world’s tenth largest economy unfortunately ranks 136 out of 187 on the HDI. Denmark is 15, Mexico 81 and Japan 10 on HDI. 1 % of the total population) in Census 2011. In Kerala and Tamil Nadu, children constitute less than 10 % of the population. 7 as per Census 2011. In India, of every 1000 children born, 42 (SRS Bulletin 2013) die before they see their first birthday—most of which are avoidable. About 22 % of newborn infants have low birth weight.

Pandey (2014) writes ‘Activists hope Nobel win will help put focus on child rights’, opining that activists working for child rights hope that with Kailash Satyarthi winning a Nobel Peace prize for this cause, there will be a spotlight on the issue. NGOs claim it is mostly on their insistence that the police and the government conduct joint raids to rescue minor children working in inhuman conditions. “The award will certainly help in changing the mindset not only of the bureaucracy but the law-enforcement agencies.

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