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Child Abuse in India Increased According to the Report of NCPCR

Child abuse in India, according to the NCPCR (National Commission for Protection of Child Rights) report, increased to 763 for 2009-10 from 35 in 2007-08.

Jan 6, 2011 19:40 IST

Child abuse in India, according to the NCPCR (National Commission for Protection of Child Rights) report, increased to 763 for 2009-10 from 35 in 2007-08. Child abuse complaints included incidents of rape, trafficking, humiliation, physical and mental torture. As per the NCPCR report, in India, the maximum number of child abuse complaints was received from Uttar Pradesh which stood at 179. Uttar Pradesh was followed by Delhi, Orissa, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal from where 127,58,46,42 and 39 cases were received respectively. North eastern states of India, Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura reported no child abuse complaints.


To deal with the child abuse or child exploitation in India, the protection of Children from sexual offences bill, 2010 has been drafted. The draft bill describes a boy or a girl below the age of 18 as a child. The draft bill also describes any kind of physical contact with sexual intent as sexual assault.


Child abuse is defined as the physical, emotional and the sexual abuse of children.