Violation Of Human Rights Of Children Essay

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Violation of Human Rights of Children in Boarding Schools * Dr. Asha Verma ** Ms. Mahima Bhardwaj "There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace." --Kofi Annan The essence of the Indian culture lies in its age long prevailing tradition of the joint family system. However, in the present times, the decline of this traditional Institution and its subordination to nuclear family system has posed a major challenge in the upbringing, nurturing and quality time being spent with children. The intensity of the problem increases where both parents are working and where they have no choice except a boarding Institution where their children could get conducive environment for physical and mental growth and where their personalities could be shaped. Boarding schools are symbolic of child rearing and nurturing more than mere schooling. A boarding school functions on the principle of “in loco parentis” which implies to a legal way of stating that the school acts in the place of the parent when it comes to supervision of its students. It is estimated that there are more than 125 fully residential schools in India with strength of approximately 75, 000 students. Most of these schools are

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