Why not separate ministry for child development , asks Madras HC
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Why not separate ministry for child development , asks Madras HC

The Madras High Court today said it is high time the Ministry for Women and Child Development is bifurcated to create another ministry in view of increasing incidents of child abuse. Justice N Kirubakaran asked the assistant solicitor general to get instructions from the Centre on why there cannot be separate ministries for women development and child development. He observed that single parenting can be dangerous for society as a child needs the affection of both the mother and the father. One cannot compensate the other and lack of such affection and love might cause behavioural changes in the child which may turn against the society, he observed. Justice Kirubakaran made the observation while hearing a contempt petition filed by Girija Raghavan against the Ministry for Women and Child Development for not obeying the court s September 16, 2015, order. In the 2015 order, the high court had suggested that the ministry should consider castration of those abusing or raping children, in .

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