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This union territory is hell for children, 35 abuse cases in 18 months

Last Modified Monday, 12 November 2018 (16:05 IST)
Puducherry: As many as 35 children faced sexual harassment in in the past 18 months, Child Rights officials said here on Monday.While talking to media persons, Child Rights and Protection Board chairperson Devipriya and  Managing Director of (PMSSS) Joseph Armaiselvam said  that the is running a child line scheme to protect the children and its toll free number  1098 received 2852 calls from March 2017 to September 2018.
Of this, 35 calls were of sexual harassment which was handled and FIR filed. As many as 8 child marriages were prevented and 107 children rescued from atrocities against them, they added.
The child line created awareness to 13110 school children and public last year about child rights and protection. Food,Dress,Shelter and Education are the basic rights of children and the child line is striving to ensure these, they said adding that child shelters here were examined and reports sent to the National  Child Rights protection  Board.(UNI)
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