CACL urges Centre to protect children from violence

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Vijayawada, Oct 5 (UNI) Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) today urged the Centre to make an integrated Act to protect the children from harassments and domestic violence.

Talking to newspersons (CACL) State convenor N Rammohan, who was on a state-wide tour of "Children Public Awareness Yatra" which reached here today, said the Union Ministry of women and child welfare had conducted a servey of children of age group of three-24 years in thirteen states including Andhra Pradesh.

According to the servey 88 per cent of the children were harrassed in their home by their parents, 44.4 per cent were facing stern action from their teachers and 12.39 per cent were harressed at their work by the employer, he said.

A report of UNICEF said the molestation cases were increasing and mostly girls between 13-14 years of age group were facing the menace he said and added Andhra Pradesh stood fifth in the servey's results.

During the last four years over 12 thousand children were missed in the state whose whereabouts was still unknown, he said.

The central and state government have made about 250 Acts for the welfare of children but they were not implemented properly, he claimed and urged the government to allocate fund for child education and take other measures to protect them from harrassment.

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