Anurag Kundu
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How recent amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act threaten years of progress

The Juvenile Justice Amendment Act, 2021, passed by Parliament last year, classified the offence of sale and procurement of children as non-cognisable.

Most crimes against children are committed against Dalit, Muslim, transgender and poor kids. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2022 06:20 PM IST

How to bridge the gap between student enrolment, attendance

Students’ attendance data can be the strongest predictor of children’s adversity. I analysed Delhi’s government school students in the 2019-20 academic year and found that nearly 35% students were absent, on an average, daily. This translates into over half a million students missing school on any given day.

We find that children are often absent from schools because they’re going through some sort of personal adversity. It may be serious health conditions such as a disability, bullying at school, the death of a loved one, being pushed into labour or early marriage among other reasons(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 06:43 PM IST
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