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35% of India’s street kids are dealing with substance abuse: survey

35% of India’s street kids are dealing with substance abuse: survey | Street Children | Scoop.it
The study raises questions about the government’s education for all policy, as 68 per cent of street kids were found illiterate. Only five per cent are literates above primary level.
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Delhi Police withdraws controversial ad on street children

Delhi Police withdraws controversial ad on street children | Street Children | Scoop.it
The Delhi Police has apologised and withdrawn a newspaper advertisement on street children following a notice issued by a child rights panel.
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Delhi Police advertisement says: "Help him learn to chop an onion. Before someone teaches him how to chop a head."

 

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The Beggars Mafia

The Beggars Mafia | Street Children | Scoop.it

The Mafia also makes sure that the beggar children are addicted to street-life. The common practice among beggars in metropolitans like Bangalore and Mumbai is to drug infants and use them for begging. 

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'DNA tests to bust beggar mafia'

'DNA tests to bust beggar mafia' | Street Children | Scoop.it
HYDERABAD: In a move to check the beggar 'mafia' in the city, the labour department has decided to conduct DNA tests on women who claim to be mothers of children taken into custody for begging. ...
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Surviving The Streets.

The survey, ‘Surviving the Streets’, conducted in all nine districts of Delhi state in July-August 2010, reveals that an astonishing 70 per cent of street children have to fend for themselves though their parents, siblings or other relatives also live in the city. Only around 10 per cent were found to be totally cut off from their homes and villages. 

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India's invisible children: Swallowed by the streets

India's invisible children: Swallowed by the streets | Street Children | Scoop.it
More than 5,000 children were raped in India last year and upwards of 1,500 killed. Shockingly, these figures don't include crimes against street children — the worst victims of abuse.
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