46 Minor Girls Got Pregnant During Lockdown ? Kerala Shocker !!
- awareness campaigns
- Child sexual abuse
- Corona lockdown
- government measures
- media awareness.
- Minor Girls
- POCSO cases
- safety of children
- societal responsibility
- special courts
- stricter punishment
- support for victims
By Surithi J
46 Minor Girls Case – The recent surge in POCSO cases in Kerala has left many people reeling. The statistics show that more than a thousand POCSO cases have increased in the last two years, which is an alarming trend. What is even more worrying is that 46 minor girls became pregnant due to torture during the Corona pandemic lockdown period, when children were supposed to be safe inside their homes.
According to a Malayalam newspaper report, in 2020, 3056 POCSO cases were registered in Kerala. This number increased to 3559 in 2021 and 4586 in 2022, which highlights the exponential increase in such cases in just two years. This trend raises the question of whether children are safe even inside their homes, where they are expected to be protected.
These statistics remind us that more work needs to be done to protect the safety and rights of children. The authorities should take immediate action to prevent such heinous crimes against children. It is the responsibility of the government, law enforcement agencies, and society as a whole to create a safe environment where children can grow up without fear of sexual abuse.
The fact that such cases of child violence have increased in a highly educated state like Kerala is not only shocking but also requires a thorough investigation. It is a wake-up call for the society to take more proactive measures to safeguard children’s rights and protect them from sexual predators.
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One of the factors that have contributed to the increase in POCSO cases is the Corona pandemic lockdown. During this period, children were forced to stay at home, which made them more vulnerable to sexual abuse. It is alarming to note that 46 minor girls became pregnant due to torture during the lockdown period, which is a clear indication that children were not safe even inside their homes.
The issue of child sexual abuse is not just limited to Kerala but is a problem that plagues the entire country. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in 2019, there were 106,958 cases of crimes against children, which included rape, sexual assault, and kidnapping. This highlights the urgent need for effective measures to prevent such crimes and protect children’s rights.
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To address this issue, the government needs to take concrete steps to ensure the safety and security of children. This includes setting up special courts to deal with POCSO cases, increasing police patrolling in areas where children are vulnerable, and launching awareness campaigns to sensitize parents, teachers, and children about the issue of sexual abuse.
In addition, there is a need for more stringent laws and stricter punishment for those who commit crimes against children. The government should also ensure that victims of sexual abuse receive adequate support and counseling to help them cope with the trauma.
The role of society is also crucial in preventing child sexual abuse. Parents should talk to their children about sexual abuse and educate them about what to do if they experience such abuse. Schools should also have programs to educate children about sexual abuse and encourage them to speak up if they witness any such incidents.
The media can also play a vital role in raising awareness about the issue of child sexual abuse. News channels and newspapers should report such incidents sensitively and highlight the need for society to take action to protect children’s rights.
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The surge in POCSO cases in Kerala is an alarming trend that requires urgent attention. The government, law enforcement agencies, and society as a whole need to take effective measures to prevent child sexual abuse and ensure the safety and security of children. We need to create a safe environment where children can grow up without fear of sexual abuse and receive adequate support if they are victims of such abuse. It is our collective responsibility to protect the most vulnerable members of our society and ensure that they have a safe and secure future.