One in every two kids in India faces sexual assault and what is worse is a lot of such cases go unreported. Of the cases that are reported, pedophilia is on the rise as there is now a growing trend of foreign nationals pretending to be educators and social workers and accessing schools, orphanages and children’s homes where they prey on children.
In fact the data that is available, shows as many as 52% cases are of boys again shattering a myth that many may have about sexual abuse, and the latest case of a British national allegedly abusing 34 blind kids once again puts the spotlight on a menace that’s unfortunately not getting the focus that it should.
So we will debate that. While the protection of children from sexual offences is a starting point, there needs to be a lot more that needs to be done.