All Mother Teresa care homes to be inspected after baby selling scandal

Tuesday, July 17 2018

All Mother Teresa care homes to be inspected after baby selling scandal

All Mother Teresa care homes to be inspected after baby selling scandal All Mother Teresa care homes to be inspected after baby selling scandal Source : SIFY Last Updated: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 12:38 hrs
Kolkata : Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has instructed the state governments to inspect all child care homes run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity across the country. The decision was taken after the Jharkhand child trafficking case came to light, wherein three children were rescued after being trafficked by three nuns of the Missionaries of Charity. Gandhi has asked the state governments to ensure registration of all child care institutions and linking them to the Central Adoption Resource Authority within next month. According to an official release, the mandatory registration of CCIs and linking to Central Adoption Resource Authority has been provided in Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 which came into force more than two years ago but some orphanages had challenged the validity of this clause. However, the Supreme Court has since dismissed the petitions and has upheld the validity; vide their order of December 2017. Since then, approximately 2300 child care institutions have been linked to CARA and about 4000 are still pending for linkage. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features