Nagaland registered 2 cases under cyber crime against women in 2018
There are 12 observation homes and two special homes in the state
Dimapur, Feb. 7 (EMN): There was not a single case registered under cyber crime against women and children in Nagaland in the year 2016 and 2017 but the state recorded two in 2018, according to the information provided by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
The information was provided by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
As per the information provided by NCRB, the total number of cases registered under Section 67 & Section 67A of IT Act (Publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form and Publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) and Section 67B of IT Act (Publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form), was Nil in Nagaland in the year 2016.
It revealed that no case was registered under cyber crime (involving computer as medium/target) against children in the state in 2017 and 2018 but two cases of similar crime against women were registered in 2018.
Irani also stated in her written reply in Parliament that 49 complaints of sexual exploitation and harassment of children in the Child Care Institutions (CCIs)/ Juvenile Homes / Adoption agencies etc. were received in the country during the years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20, as per the information provided by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
There was no complaint of sexual exploitation of children in juvenile homes in all the north-eastern states during the period, except in Assam where two complaints were registered. Uttar Pradesh received highest such cases with 18, followed by Delhi, eight.
Irani went on to state that the Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing a centrally-sponsored Child Protection Services (CPS), erstwhile Integrated Child Protection Scheme, for supporting the children in difficult circumstances, as envisaged under Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (JJ Act), and that the government is providing financial assistance to the states and Union Territories for setting up and maintenance of various types of CCIs under the scheme.
“The Ministry has requested Chief Secretaries of all the states governments and UT administrations to issue directions for inspection of all CCIs under the supervision of District Magistrates in each district. The Ministry has been conducting national consultations with all the States/UTs to discuss issues related to child protection and these consultations were also attended by Senior Police Officers of all the States/UTs nominated as the Nodal Officers. The Ministry has also issued an advisory to the states and UTs regarding the action to be taken in case of disruption to the life of children in case of any untoward incidence of abuse in any CCI,” read the statement.
“The WCD Minister has recently drawn attention of the Chief Ministers of all the States/UTs towards the necessity of constant monitoring and evaluation of services and facilities in CCIs in their respective States and to advice District Magistrates/District Collectors and the Superintendent of Police in each district to regularly review the action being taken for various types of child sexual abuses,” it added.
According to the data provided by the Minister of Women and Child Development, there are 298 observation homes, 38 special homes, 16 observation cum special homes and 13 place of safety in the country as of January 30, 2020. Nagaland has 12 observation homes and two special homes but no observation cum special homes and place of safety, as per the data.