Pankaja Munde launches app to report on crime against children

The Minister for Women and Child Welfare and Rural Development said that people across Maharashtra can contact the commission through this application.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 10, 2016 2:05 am
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Appealing people to come forward and report abuse and crime involving children and safeguard child rights, Minister for Women and Child Welfare and Rural Development Pankaja Munde launched a mobile application CHIRAG Wednesday. Munde said the application would help the commission prevent children from abuse and injustice done to them in schools and asharmshalas.

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The Android application, Child Helpline for Information on Rights and Address Grievances (CHIRAG), by the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights can be used by not only NGOs working for child rights but even individuals as a tool to reach out to the Mumbai-based commission.

“Now a days, every other person use a smart phone and download applications to ease their lives. CHIRAG is an application that will enable people to reach out to the MSCPCR and save children from being subjected to abuse. People from across the state can contact the commission through this application,” said Munde.

The application has been developed with the help of International Justice Mission (IJM) and the commission will soon launch its iOS version.