National Commission for Protection of Child Rights: News

26 Aug 2023


'Hit me for hour': UP boy slapped on teacher's orders

A Muslim boy who was reportedly slapped by classmates on his teacher's orders on Thursday in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, narrated his ordeal on Saturday.

26 Aug 2023


UP: Teacher asks students to slap Muslim classmate, action initiated

A private school in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, has come under severe criticism after a video emerged showing one of its teachers allegedly instructing students to slap their Muslim classmate, NDTV reported.

26 Jul 2023

Sony TV

#SuperDancer3: Child rights body sends notice to Sony TV 

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sent a notice to Sony TV for airing an "inappropriate scene" during one of the episodes of its dance reality show Super Dancer 3.

Law allows same-sex couples to adopt child, asserts CJI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the laws in India allow an individual to adopt a child irrespective of their marital status, reported PTI.

26 Apr 2023


Bournvita row: NCPCR orders brand to remove 'misleading' ads

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Wednesday ordered Mondelez India, which manufactures Bournvita, to remove all "misleading" advertisements, labels, and packaging on its product, reported PTI.

18 May 2022


Twitter executive summoned over 'no action' against Kunal Kamra's video

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned Twitter India's Communications Director to appear before it on Wednesday for not acting against comedian Kunal Kamra.

06 May 2022

Delhi Police

NCPCR seeks action against Kunal Kamra for sharing 'doctored' child's video

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to the Delhi Police and Twitter, seeking action against comedian Kunal Kamra.

24 Feb 2022


FIR filed against Mahesh Manjrekar over his latest Marathi directorial

Problems are not ceasing to emerge for Naay Varanbhaat Loncha Kon Naay Koncha.

16 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

Activist Harsh Mander's office, residence raided by ED in Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday raided multiple locations linked to retired IAS officer and activist Harsh Mander in Delhi, reports say.

04 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

NCPCR seeks police report in Dalit girl's 'rape and murder'

The apex child rights body NCPCR has sought a detailed action taken report from the Delhi Police in the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old Dalit girl in southwest Delhi.

10 Apr 2021


Patna: Sedition case against two groups over CAA-NRC 'lessons'

The Patna Police has filed a case of sedition against two voluntary groups based in the city for imparting "provocative and anti-national" lessons on CAA-NRC to students at a Danapur residential school.

12 Mar 2021


Netflix told to stop airing 'Bombay Begums' over kids' portrayal

Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava, whose Lipstick Under My Burkha, had become the center of a massive row, sparking conversations around women's liberation, has once again invited criticism. This time Bombay Begums, which is streaming on Netflix, is hogging the limelight.

06 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Child Rights body to probe 3-year-old's death outside hospital

A day after a three-year-old girl died outside a private hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, the national child rights organization has stepped in to investigate the matter.

02 Jan 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

The recent reports of children's deaths at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, have raised a serious alarm about the healthcare provisions at the facility.

24 Jan 2019

Tamil Nadu

Gujarat bans PUBG in schools 'due to adverse-effects on studies'

PUBG has taken the country by storm, but instances like a fitness trainer losing mental balance after playing the game has dealt a blow to its reputation.

09 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 10-year-old boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has found the 10-year-old tribal boy, who consumed insecticide in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district, was hungry.

07 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Starving child drinks insecticide in MP, NCPCR sends team

A tribal child in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district reportedly consumed insecticide out of hunger, prompting the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to set up an inquiry into the matter.

13 Dec 2018


Mumbai Police's 'Mowgli' tweet has an important message for society

Mumbai Police has a knack of giving civic lessons through their quick-witted tweets and they're quite commendable.

07 Oct 2018


Government child helpline appears in pornographic content, lewd calls received

A government toll-free number for reporting child sexual assault cases has been suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search, and calls seeking sexual services were received, a senior NCPCR official said.

07 Oct 2018


Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage

A woman in Assam was beaten up and her clothes were torn apart for protesting the marriage of her minor son to a teenage girl.

25 Sep 2018


This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

A new game has been launched to prevent children and teenagers from acting under the influence of online suicide challenges.

08 Aug 2018


Govt orders social audit of over 9,000 childcare homes

Women and Child Development Ministry has ordered a social audit of over 9,000 child care institutions across India in two months, an official said today.

03 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

203 registered cases of children running away from shelters

As many as 203 complaints of children who ran away from observation and special homes have been registered by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) since 2015, MoS WCD Virendra Kumar informed Lok Sabha today.

22 Jul 2018


Kerala the best-governed state, Bihar the worst: Study

For the third consecutive year, Kerala has emerged as the best governed state among the large ones, the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) said.

17 Jul 2018


Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.

10 Jun 2018


Over 41,000 cases filed under RTE since 2010: World Bank

According to the World Bank policy research paper, 41,343 cases have been filed in India under the Right To Education (RTE) Act since 2010.

25 Apr 2018

Maneka Gandhi

Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of sexual abuse

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today proposed an amendment of an existing "scheme" for boys, who have been raped or sexually exploited, to be compensated on the lines of a similar law for girls.

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

Preliminary CBI investigation has revealed that several high-profile politicians, bureaucrats and cops were involved in shielding BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old woman, sources said.

05 Apr 2018


Mumbai: 1L students quit BMC schools for lack of Class-8

A Mumbai-based activist has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) claiming that over one lakh students of BMC-run schools have dropped out for lack of Class 8 in many schools.

12 Mar 2018


NCPCR working on better security measures for child TV artistes

The infamous Papon kissing controversy raised several questions over the security of the child TV artistes.

24 Feb 2018

Sexual Assault

Farah Khan says Papon incident made her feel 'uncomfortable'

Filmmaker Farah Khan on Saturday defended singer Papon, who landed in trouble with a complaint of sexual assault being filed against him for kissing a minor contestant of a reality TV show. But, she said the video of the incident did make her feel "uncomfortable".

Papon refutes sexual assault charges; girl child's family supports him

Yesterday, Papon found himself in an unwanted controversy where he was accused of forcing himself on a minor girl contestant he has been mentoring on 'The Voice India Kids.'

17 Aug 2017


Hyderabad: Child bride married to 65-year-old Omani for Rs. 5L

In a disturbing reminder that child marriages and forced marriages are still rampant in India, a Hyderabadi schoolgirl was married off to a 65-year old Omani Sheikh by her maternal aunt.

AIIMS fires resident doctor over death of nurse

AIIMS fired a resident doctor for "wilful absence of duties", and served notice to a consultant "for not being available for the emergency", after a pregnant nurse died during delivery.