NCPCR To Hold Child Rights Hearing In Mizoram

To hear grievances and issues pertaining to the protection of children’s rights, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on July 5 will be setting up a bench in Mizoram’s Mamit district.

The bench will be assisted by the district administrations of Kolasib and North Tripura in neighbouring Tripura. They would also take directions to initiate appropriate action on complaints received.

The NCPCR chairperson and members will examine issues under various categories like education, child labour, juvenile justice and health & nutrition.

It may be mentioned here that residents of the three districts and NGOs active there were asked by the NCPCR to come forward with grievances pertaining to child rights violations.

Those who are unable to come personally have the option of handing over their submissions to district administration officials such as the district collector or any nodal officer appointed by him.

Cases of violation of child rights among the Reang tribe referred to as Bru in Mizoram, would be examined by the bench.

It is worth mentioning here that around 30,000 members of the community were forced to flee to neighbouring Tripura following incidents of ethnic violence in the late 1990s.

The NCPCR bench seeks to be a platform to spread awareness and sensitise state administration officials on child rights, especially around acts concerning sexual offences, juvenile justice, child labour and right to education.

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