Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

 

Another important intervention has been in the area of Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse. While handling matrimonial matters, we have come across several cases of children  who have been  violated by their own fathers or a close male relative.  These cases have been the most difficult to deal with, as even the courts are reluctant to admit that incest is rampant within middle class Indian homes and are not generally inclined to pass restraining orders and ouster injunctions against  the violators.  But we have had a measure of success regarding  abuse of children in protective homes and have also been able to obtain favourable orders of compensation from the state. To focus public attention on the issue of incest and child sexual abuse, Majlis produced a film titled, ‘Colours Black


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