Unperceived Child Trafficking and Illegal Adoptions Midst Covid-19

  • Shubham Sharma and Tanya Singh
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  • Shubham Sharma

    Student at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, India

  • Tanya Singh

    Student at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida, India

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This Article attempts to demystify that the cataclysmic Covid-19 pandemic devastated one of the most vulnerable section of society namely, the children who have become orphans due to the demise of either the breadwinner of the family or of both their parents. The second half of the Article discusses various acts and national scheme implemented by the Centre government for protecting and preservation the children’s from become victim of child labours and child trafficking. The current pandemic havoc has left many young children to fend them and reportedly hospital authorities are asked to take declarations from sick parents, to confirm who their children should go to in case of their death. The National Commission for Protection of Child Right (NCPCR) has been allotted responsibility of maintaining data on number of children who got orphaned or abandoned during first as well as second wave of pandemic. Moreover, the Article also continues to discuss the step taken by Indian Judiciary for streamlining the whole process of complying data identifying children in need of immediate care. Further, at the last Article highlights the need of cohesiveness between Centre and State government in order to cater the current dire situation. The author also appreciates the work and major directions taken by the Centre and State government to mitigate present threat to child right.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 752 - 757

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.11790

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