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Bihar: CBI registers FIRs against two shelter homes for abuse of minors

A Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) report had mentioned in the category of 'grave concerns' issues related to 17 shelter homes out of which the Muzaffarpur shelter home case was already being investigated by the agency.

Shelter home workers used chilli powder to discipline girls as young as 6, says DCW

Earlier this month, nine women had gone missing from a shelter home in east Delhi, after which the DCW roped in Koshish, an external agency of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences which had exposed the Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal.


Adding ‘stronger sections’ in shelter home cases: Bihar govt

On Wednesday, Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar directed police to “add relevant stronger sections”, including under the POCSO (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences) Act in cases where the victims are minors.

Sexual abuse, lack of trained staff, but no regular audits at Mumbai shelter homes

In the aftermath of the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar incidents, in which girls in shelter homes were sexually assaulted, the central Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry ordered a social audit of shelter homes in all states. In Mumbai, a social audit has not been conducted for at least last three years.

Pune: Sent to shelter as they had nowhere else to go, it is their home now

Before the girls go to school every morning, their attendance is marked via a bio-metric system, and the same is done after they return from sports or other extra curricular activities in the evening.

Bihar cancels selection of 50 NGOs for running shelter homes

The Bihar government took the decision keeping in view the over 30 rape cases and death of two women inmates at the Muzaffarpur home.


Crackdown on UP shelter homes: Pratapgarh, Pilibhit administrations seek detailed inquiry after anomalies

Both district administrations have written to the government requesting a detailed inquiry into the functioning of these shelter homes. They specifically requested the government to look into the funds sanctioned to them and recover the same if the charges are found to be true.

In the running of children’s homes, the rules that apply — or do not

In the wake of Muzaffarpur and Deoria, Minister Maneka Gandhi wants social audits of 9,000 children’s homes. Protocol, SOPs were developed only recently, and remain largely unverified.

Pune: Homes not ready, villagers may have to spend another year in shelters

Of 80 displaced families, only 67 will qualify for the houses, says administration

Shelter homes for women, children: Citing Odhav case, CAG fills in on ‘gaping holes’

The CAG report found that nine girls fled due to lack of basic needs like food, toilets, clothes and medicines.