NCPCR to visit Mathura to probe child rights violation
India Blooms News Service
New Delhi, June 21 (IBNS): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday said it is visiting Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to investigate into atrocities faced by children in homes housing children in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection.
"We are visiting two Homes--Government Observation Home, Mathura and state –run Bal Griha (Shishu)-- to assess the status of children residing in the homes,'' said Dr Yogesh Dube, Member, NCPCR.
The five member team, led by Dube, will also be meeting the District Magistrate and other senior officers of Home, Labour, WCD and Health Departments in the district.
The delegation will also probe into the death of 13-year-old and other complaints of child rights violation and Right to Education (RTE) received from the District by the Commission.
It will also meet representatives of various NGOs working in the field of child rights and education.
The Commission had visited Mathura to inspect the Homes on June 7, 2011 last and noted various irregularities and is yet to receive an Action Taken Report (ATR) in this regard.
The Commission said, since its inception in March 2007, it has been receiving a large number of cases from U.P.