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Blind kids will learn about key Acts through Braille script

New Delhi: To save blind students from being the victim of crime, soon they will come to know about Juvenile Justice Act and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) through a handbook which is being prepared in Braille script.
According to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), they have sent the handbook to more than 60 institutions which work in the field of safety and security of blind children. The handbook is also being sent to over 30 State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) including Delhi to give children some teaching of the Acts through books.
The book was formed under the guidance of NCPCR chairperson Stuti Narain Kacker. "We have seen many cases where the blind children have been abused. One such case happened in Delhi after which we thought to give a lesson in the JJ and POCSO Act to the blind children so that they can be aware of their rights," said Yashwant Jain, member NCPCR.
The commission claimed that it will make sure that the book is available in all the institutions. "Time to time, we will review the situation and if any negligence is found action will be taken," said Jain. Sometimes, the teachers are also blind and with the help of the book, they will come to know about the Acts which are for the protection of children.
Recently, NCPCR came out with the guidelines to help the trafficking survivors in which they claimed that in case a child victim of trafficking is rescued and is brought to the State Bhawan, the representative there should make him or her comfortable and facilitate accommodation to the victim and his or her family.
According to child rights body, trafficking of children runs through an organized network. Children and their families are often lured by the promise of better employment and a more prosperous life far from their homes.
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