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Child Beggar Rescue Drives are being carried across Chandigarh

Regular Child Beggar Rescue Drives are being carried across Chandigarh to identify & rescue children engaged in begging/selling articles in order to ensure their effective rehabilitation & taking reformative measures so that a bright & safe future is provided to them.

To accomplish this task, Ms. Nitika Pawar, Chairperson, Union Territory Child Protection Society-cum-Secretary Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Chandigarh Administration has deputed 02 teams comprising of District Child Protection Unit, Child Helpline-181, Child Line-1098, Anti Human Trafficking Unit and Special Juvenile Police Unit, Chandigarh for rescuing such children. The said teams are visiting all the major hotspots such as light points, market areas, temples and major roundabouts thrice a day at different time intervals.

In last one week, 18 children (13 boys and 05 girls) have been rescued by the said Child Begging Rescue Teams under the category of Child Begging/selling articles and most of them are below the age of 14 years. All the rescued children have been admitted in Child Care Institutions of U.T., Chandigarh i.e. Snehalaya for Girls & Snehalaya for Boys respectively with the due orders of Child Welfare Committee, Chandigarh in accordance to the provisions laid under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015.

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