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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Child Protection Act Due to High Rate of Crimes Against Children in India
Delhi with 3,635 cases topped the list of cities where highest number of crime against
children was committed in 2012 as per NCRB records. The total crimes committed against children in 2011 was 5,500. The Child Protection Act was recently instituted and started being enforced more..The
Act provides for punishments, ranging from simple to rigorous
imprisonment of varying periods, graded as per the gravity of the
offence. There is also a provision for fine. The cops have been briefed about the
Child Protection Act and asked to be sensitive towards offenses related to children.
Sharing his views with TOI, head of
the department of Sociology, Allahabad University, Prof A Satyanarayana
said, it is the outcome of access to the western mass media in which pornography is easily available and sows the seed of
sick mentality towards others
especially the fairer sex. Social values have degraded over the years,
he added. A weak legal system is yet
another lacuna which adds to the menace, said Prof Narayana.
on the issue, an expert from the Centre of Behavioral and Cognitive
Science (CBCS) of AU, Dr Bhoomika R Kar, who has done extensive research
on the problems faced by kids, opines that it is not that there is a
sudden increase in crime against children but the reality is that such
cases are being reported more now as people are coming out and speaking
about it. Children have always been a soft target both because at times
they are not much aware of the fact that what is happening to them is
wrong. If at all they are aware of it, then they are scared to speak
about it, said the expert. Right from early childhood, kids should be
taught about the sensitive issues and the lawmakers too should enact and
follow strict laws to curb this menace and keep the kids safe, she
added. The genesis of the problem lies in sick minds that some people
grow up to have, said Dr Kar.
An Indian has been sentenced to three years in prison for trafficking women from India into the United States.
Jayantibhai Thakkar, 33, along with Brazilian national Fabiano Augusto
Amorim, was sentenced to three years in prison for their
roles in smuggling undocumented migrants to the US for private financial
gain, the acting assistant US attorney general Mythili Raman said.
Thakkar and Amorim were also sentenced to
serve two years of supervised release, as per the order of the US
District Judge Ewing Werlein in the southern district of Texas.
December 2, 2012, and January 4, 2013, Thakkar and Amorim pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to bring undocumented
migrants into the US for profit and to one count of unlawfully bringing
two undocumented migrants into the United States for profit.
Using a network they
transported groups of undocumented migrants from locations within India
through South America, Central America and the Caribbean and then into
the US by various means, including by air travel, automobiles, water
craft and foot, the justice department said.
Many of these
smuggling events involved illegal entry into the US via the border
between the United States and Mexico near McAllen and Laredo, Texas, it