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‘Child abuse can only stop by breaking silence’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Apr 29, 2018, 5:20 am IST
Updated : Apr 29, 2018, 5:20 am IST

In a bid to curb the Child Abuse and Sexual Violence, one should come forward to break the silence, so as to make the society crime free.

Justice Gita Mittal
 Justice Gita Mittal

New Delhi: Acting chief justice of the Delhi high court Gita Mittal said on Saturday that in order to curb child abuse and sexual violence, one should come forward to break the silence to contribute in making the crime free society.

"In a bid to curb the Child Abuse and Sexual Violence, one should come forward to break the silence, so as to make the society crime free. It is the fundamental right of each and every person to access the justice for their liberty and life. And it provides a legal opportunity to every citizen to report such type of activities and cases," said chief justice Mittal while speaking after inaugurating an awareness programme for school students on the theme of  “Child Abuse and Violence: Interpersonal and Digital Interface” at NDMC Navyug School at Sarojini Nagar on Saturday.

 

This awareness programme was organised by Delhi State Legal Services Authority in collaboration with New Delhi Municipal Council aiming at to sensitize the students in general and girls students in particular about the Child Abuse and Sexual Violence.                           

Underlining the importance of the awareness programme in respect of the rights of the people and society for their legal entitlement to access the Justice, chief justice Mittal said that public awareness is a basic tool to prevent such type of activities amongst the marginalised section of the society including children and women folk.

With the increasing trend of the Social Media and Internet Activities, such type of offences have been increased in many folds, which require an immediate attention to address this modern social problem on priority, she said, and added that in most of such cases people are silent to report about the incidents, as in majority of them, the people who involved were to be nearest and dearest of the victims.

 

While interacting with the students on the abuse issues on the Cyber space, Cyber Law Expert, Mr Pawan Duggal informed that it is a matter of great concern that India is a second country in the World for the Child Abuse offences. And he explained the provisions of Information Technology Act to safe guard and protects the Child and Women Rights on the Social Media and Internet activities.

An attractive skit based on the Child Abuse and Sexual Violence was performed by the students of the Law Faculty of Delhi University, which had been acclaimed by the audience.

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