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Bachpan Bachao Andolan

  • 21 Jul 2020
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Delhi High Court has sought responses from the Delhi government on a petition that said statements of child witnesses lodged at child welfare centres should be recorded through video conferencing and not physically in courts.

  • The petition has been filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in view of the outbreak of Covid-19.

Key Points

  • Bachpan Bachao Andolan:
    • It is India's largest movement campaigning for the rights of children.
    • It was started in 1980 by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
    • Mission: Identify, release, rehabilitate and educate children in servitude through prevention, direct intervention, mass mobilisation and legal action to create a child-friendly society.
    • Functions: As a Non Government Organisation (NGO), it has centred its focus on ending bonded labour, child labour and human trafficking, as well as demanding the right to education for all children.
    • It has so far freed more than 88,000 children from servitude, including bonded labourers.
  • Nobel Prize: In 2014, Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai for their contribution towards child education.

Source: TH

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