Unveiling the Shadows: A Comprehensive Exploration of Child Abuse in India

  • Disha Saini and Dr. Ramakant Tripathi
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  • Disha Saini

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

  • Dr. Ramakant Tripathi

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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Child abuse is one of the major issues in India, encompassing physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological mistreatment. This paper aims to highlight the critical position that India holds in safeguarding its children amid the dynamic shift of society and the factors that are responsible for child abuse. The paper also discusses the position of the Indian judiciary as illustrated by some of the crucial cases, casting a spotlight on both the efforts made to protect the rights of children as well as the obstacles that came in the way of enforcing these measures effectively. It also highlights the role of the judicial system in addressing affairs such as child labor, neglect, maltreatment of a child, right to education, and child prostitution. It is concluded that child abuse represents the infringement of fundamental human rights making it necessary for the government, judiciary, and society to take effective steps for its elimination. Suggestions that would help safeguard the children and raise awareness among them are also given in this paper.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 161 - 176

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117499

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