Rights of Abandoned Children Living in Child Care Institutions in DelhiJournal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Authors : Hrishika; Rakesh Rai;
Page : 10575-10580
Keywords : Abandoned-Children; Child-Abandonment; Child-Neglect; Child-Protection; Legislations; Prevention;
India is the second most crowded nation in the world and when it comes to child population, it is projected that around 472 million are children (age of 0-18 years) which means children represents 39% of the country's total population. It's been 71 years since India achieved independence and as an independent nation the constant and regular efforts have been made to ensure the rights of its citizens including children but child protection have been undefined and unaddressed issue of the country. Child abandonment is one of the major concerns of the country. Child abandonment is known as a chronic form of child neglect which means a child is left by his/ her biological parents without the intention of returning back. It is a state where parents or guardians knowingly give up the responsibilities towards their child due to any reason. The objective of the present research paper is to discuss and analyze the legal framework to prevent and protect child abandonment in India.
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