29 October, 2020

The Law: Wrong Every Way And Breaking Every Law

Operation Beti Uthao clearly violates Indian and international laws and guidelines

The Law: Wrong Every Way And Breaking Every Law
  • The SC in 2010 expressly directed “the State of Manipur and Assam to ensure that no child below the age of 12 years or those at primary school level are sent outside for pursuing education to other states.”
  • Article 9 of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child says, “Children must not be separated from their parents unless it is in the best interests of the child (for example, in cases of abuse or neglect).” India ratified the Convention in 1992.
  • Article 30 (children of minorities) of the United Convention on the Rights of the Child states, “Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family.”
  • The Juvenile Justice Act 2000 states an NOC, home study report, case history and individual plan  must be taken from the local Child Welfare Committee (CWC). The first option to rehabilitate any needy child is always with the...


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