Affidavit of NCPCR in Supreme Court: 30071 children destitute in Corona period, 706 of them from Madhya Pradesh; 26176 lost one of the parents, 274 were also left by relatives

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The Supreme Court said – It is illegal to advertise such children for adoption.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has told the Supreme Court that 30,071 children have been rendered destitute across the country due to Corona. Of these, 26,176 children lost one of their parents and 3,621 children became orphans. At the same time, there are 274 children who were abandoned by relatives.

Maximum 706 children have been orphaned in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of 226 cases of leaving children destitute. The NCPCR, in an affidavit presented in the court on Monday, said that the state-wise data of such children from April 1, 2020 to June 5, 2021, are on the Bal Swaraj Portal, who are destitute. However, the cause of death is not mentioned on the portal.

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Court order – States should take action against NGOs who illegally adopt children

The Supreme Court’s written order came on Tuesday on the issue of caring for destitute children during the Corona period. A bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao directed to identify the NGOs and people engaged in illegal adoption of children and take action against them.

The NCPCR had mentioned in the court on Monday the illegal adoption of children. It is illegal to advertise such children for adoption, the bench said. Adoption cannot be allowed without the involvement of the Central Adoption Resource Authority. Contrary to the Juvenile Justice Act-2015, the affected children should not be allowed to be adopted.

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