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By EMN Updated: Feb 06, 2015 11:46 pm

Abandoned baby’s mother found

Another case: Hit-and-run vehicle ‘identified’

Dimapur, February 6

The mother of a baby found abandoned on January 13 in Nagabazar in the capital town Kohima has been found. The mother has been identified as one Senenya Semy, local organizations informed here.
A baby would found in the premises of a Kohima family in Kohima early this year and had caused much sympathy as well as concern in the social networking sites as well as the local population for the wellbeing of the infant.
The Nagabazar Youth Organization issued a press release on Friday informing of the circumstances leading to the infant’s mother being found. “On the 13th of January 2015, an infant was abandoned within the premises of Mr. Thechwü Semy’s house, located at Nagabazar colony, Kohima. As there was no claimant for the infant, the Women Cell, North P.S. Kohima, took and admitted the infant at NHAK,” the organization stated in the press release. It was informed that on January 19, one Senenya Semy, daughter of a Thechwü Semy, confessed that she was the mother of the infant. The mother was taken into custody.The Nagabazar Youth Organization cooperated with and assisted the police in bringing the culprit to justice, the youth group said.
“Furthermore, the organization, upon apprehending the culprit, along with the Nagabazar Panchayat and Gaon Buras held a meeting with the family of Ms. Senenya Semy and all the tenants living within the premises of Mr. Thechwü Semy.”
The community leaders decided that Senenya Semy would be excommunicated from Nagabazar Colony, until further notice is issued by the Nagabazar Panchayat. The organizations have also decided that the family of Thechwü Semy should tender a public apology in the media.
Hit and run vehicle ‘identified
In another matter, the organization has informed to have identified a vehicle that was alleged to have been involved in a hit-and-run on February 3 that occurred in the area. However, the youths did not mention the vehicle’s details or the owner of it but has asked the owner to step forward with 48 hours.
The Nagabazar youths informed that during the evening of February 3, a white colored Mahindra Bolero rammed into three vehicles – Maruti 800, a Maruti Alto and a Tata Mobile – and damaging them. The vehicle in question had then fled, the organization stated in the same press release. “The Nagabazar Youth Organization is doing its investigation and has identified the Mahindra Bolero involved in the hit and run incident. Therefore, the NYO through this press release is calling upon the owner and/or the person(s) involved in the incident to come forward and meet the organization so that the matter can be solved amiably within 48 hours of this publication. Failing of which, the organization will take its own course of action/justice,” the organization stated without elaborating.
Facts about children on dire straits society should know
Street Children: Street children by definition are children who live on the streets without any adult care or supervision. They usually live and sleep on the streets because they do not have a home. They have only intermittent contact with parents or family (usually mother or sisters). They live most of the time with other street children in the city streets, or are on the move.
Slum Children: Slum is a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions. Children in slum clusters live without a sense of security and stability. As their homes are mostly illegal they may face demolition by municipal authorities at any time. Families are then rehabilitated in remote places, severing them from social, economic and educational lifelines, so essential to their well being.
Orphans/ abandoned children: A child becomes an orphan if he or she does not have any parents. This could happen because of death or disappearance, abandonment or desertion, separation or loss of both parents. A foreign-born child is also an orphan if his or her sole or surviving parent is not able to take proper care of the child and has, in writing, irrevocably released the child for emigration and adoption.
• There are 20 million street children in India.
• Over 59 million children in India have no access to school.
• One out of two children between the ages of 6 and 14 has no access to primary education.
• Out of 27 million children born in India every year, 2 million do not survive to celebrate their first birthday.
• About 60 million Indian children under the age of 6 live below the poverty line.
• 500,000 children are forced into this commercial sex trade every year.
• 1 out of every 3 girls does not live to see her 15th birthday.
• Every sixth girl child’s death is due to gender discrimination, 3 lakh more girls than boys die every year.
• 53% of girls in the age group of 5 to 9 years are illiterate.
• 5.2 million HIV/ AIDS infected children
• 31% of infants are born with low birth-weight
• 7% of infants die before their 1st birthday
• 46% of children under 5 are malnourished
• Statistics reveal that India has 17 million child labourers — the highest in the world.
• Under the age group of 5- 14 years, 4.02 % of children engaged in economic activities.
• Total of 6.75% children at work, of which 4.73% are boys and 8.93% are girls
• Sex Ratio under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
• Infant mortality rate: 57.92
• Children Underweight Rate: 18%
• Life expectancy at birth > Male: 63.9 years
• Life expectancy at birth, years > Females: 63 (source: HeartsforIndia)

By EMN Updated: Feb 06, 2015 11:46:38 pm