No Information On Increase In Child Abuse Cases Due To Covid Lockdowns: Center

No Information On Increase In Child Abuse Cases Due To Covid Lockdowns: Center

No Information On Increase In Child Abuse Cases Due To Covid Lockdowns: Center

Have issued advisories for baby care throughout Covid, the Ministry of Women and Child Development mentioned. (File)

New Delhi:

The authorities Thursday mentioned it has no data as on date relating to information on improve in circumstances of kid abuse as a result of Covid-related lockdown conditions and information on the rise in baby marriage circumstances throughout the nation as a result of monetary difficulties brought on as a result of coronavirus.

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani mentioned her ministry has issued advisories and tips to state governments and union territory administrations for care and safety of kids in the course of the pandemic.

“As per data supplied by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), there is no such thing as a data as on date relating to information on improve in circumstances of kid abuse as a result of COVID-19 associated lockdown conditions and information on the rise in baby marriage circumstances throughout the nation as a result of monetary difficulties brought on as a result of Covid,” she mentioned.

Responding to a different query, Minister Irani gave information on the variety of complaints acquired and disposed of by NCPCR over the last 5 years.

According to the info, within the final 5 years from 2016-17 to 2020-21 the National Commission for Protection of Children acquired 50,857 complaints out of which 20,836 have been disposed of.

Among states, the best variety of complaints have been acquired from Madhya Pradesh at 9,572 adopted by Uttar Pradesh at 5,340, Chhattisgarh at 4,685 and Odisha at 4,276.

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