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Goa remand home children complain of food, clothing scarcity

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 15:00

Panaji: Child Right groups in Goa are irked
over the living conditions of juveniles in the state-run
remand home, where they are allegedly deprived of enough food
and clothing.

According to sources, NGO Children Rights in Goa (CRG)
has written to the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) stating that
the children had complained about the scarcity of food and
clothes during an interaction.
There are 10 juveniles in this remand home, which exposed
the happenings inside when the NGO, was holding a recreational
activity for these children.

Sources claimed that juvenile Justice Board has pulled up
Superintendent of the remand home, which is run by the State
Women and Child Development department.

The children have claimed that they are surviving on a
single pair of clothes for several weeks now.

Moreover, they are said to be spending their nights
wrapped in towels sans proper clothes. They told the NGO that
while they take bath, the clothes are hung for drying.
As per the guidelines, each child should be given two
sets of clothing and other daily needs during their admission
in the remand home.

Goa State Women and Child development Director Sanjiv
Gadkar was not available for comment on the issue.


First Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 15:00

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