E-box set up by NCPCR received POCSO 59 cases in one year
New Delhi: Child abuse and human trafficking have been taking the smile on the face of children. The time when a child should enjoy his life in playing or studying has to live his or her life under darkness.
However, with the advent of the POCSO E-Box of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), 59 cases of Prevention Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) have been received.
NCPCR will soon come out with new guidelines related to protection of trafficking survivor and their families.
Data accessed by Millennium Post from August 26, 2016 to December 8, 2017 revealed that 1,153 cases were received in POCSO E-Box; some of them were about child labour or some contacted to know about the box.
There were 59 complaints which were registered under POCSO and so far 46 cases were disposed of under POCSO Act. "In every POCSO, case a detailed investigation was done and the victim was contacted and after proper investigation, the case was disposed of," said NCPCR official Yashwant Jain.
Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.
An official from NCPCR stated that girls from different states are trafficked to Delhi and forced into labour work or prostitution. Seeing the situation, NCPCR will soon release post-rescue guidelines for trafficked children survivors rescued from Delhi-NCR.
Few of the points in guidelines are: the State Bhawan should establish a resource directory consisting of all helpline number of child protection units and connected NGOs. "We held a meeting with the Resident Commissioners of different State Bhawans in Delhi where we have told them to facilitate accommodation for police and survivors of the trafficked child's family," said Jain.
He further added that the State Bhawans should facilitate vehicles for transportation of police personnel; the family of the survivors during search operation till boarded them to their States and districts. The child rights body has asked the stakeholders at the meeting to follow up trafficked child cases for one year after the repatriation of children.
NCPCR further directed that the Resident Commissioners should strengthen interstate collaboration for child protection.
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