SC anguished over children deaths in child care institutions
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-18

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The government is “oblivious” to the deaths of children in custody, the Supreme Court said today, expressing “distress” that these kids were not only “voiceless” but seem to be “dispensable” as well.

Voicing disconcert over the lack of documentation on the number of unnatural deaths of children in child care institutions, a bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the Centre and state governments to document such deaths of kids who are in need of care and protection , “with far greater concern than has been shown so far”.“The unnatural death of any child in need of care and protection or in conflict with law and in a child care institution needs attention since it is these voiceless children who need to be heard, ” the bench said.

It also said that it is “rather unfortunate that the Central Government and the State Governments are oblivious to the possibility of death of children in custody in child care institutions.”

Picture Courtesy- HindustamTimes


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