Expressing concern over illegal adoption of children whose parents died of Covid-19, or otherwise, the Supreme Court has directed state governments and Union Territories to “prevent any NGO from collecting funds in the names of the affected children by disclosing their identity and inviting interested persons to adopt them”.
A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose asked state and UT authorities to take action against NGOs or individuals indulging in illegal adoptions.
The bench said that no adoption of affected children should be permitted contrary to the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015. The order came Monday in a suo motu matter relating to the welfare of children in protection homes.
“Invitation to persons for adoption of orphans is contrary to law, as no adoption of a child can be permitted without the involvement of CARA (Central Adoption Resource Authority). Stringent action shall be taken by the State Governments/Union Territories against agencies/individuals who are responsible for indulging in this illegal activity,” the court said.
Based on data uploaded on its ‘Bal Swaraj’ portal by states and UTs, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had told the apex court during the hearing that between April 1 last year and June 5 this year — a period that saw the country battle second wave of Covid-19 — 3,621 children were orphaned; 26,176 lost one of the parents; and 274 were abandoned across the country. These deaths, the Commission said, were not related just to Covid-19 and could have been due to other reasons as well.
“State Government/Union Territories should ensure that there is no break in the education of children who have become orphans or lost either one parent during the pandemic.” Court said
It asked the District Child Protection Units (DCPU) to contact the affected child and her/his guardian immediately on receiving information about the death of either one or both parents.
The court further added that “Assessment shall be made about the suitability and willingness of the guardian to take care of the child. The DCPU should ensure that adequate provisions are made for ration, food, medicine, clothing etc for the affected child.”
Jammu: Major Accident Reported at Gangyal
Today morning around 3 am, a high-speed tipper lorry met with a major accident in the Gangyal area. The tipper was passing from the Gangyal area at high speed, due to which the tipper collided with a road divider and turned turtle. The debris of the road divider is scattered on the road. The driver is critically injured and has been shifted to a nearby hospital.
The lorry was loaded with gravel, and the loaded stone came out on the road. A police party reached the spot and started a probe into the accident.
Secretary Cooperatives directs for expediting liquidation of JAKFED
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir had extended the deadline for liquidation of moveable and immovable assets of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by a period of six months. The extension is till 20th August , 2021.
Secretary, Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal, informed this while chairing a meeting of senior officers of Cooperative Department held in this regard .
The members had a detailed deliberation on the interim report submitted by the Liquidators of JAKFED on this account.
Secretary stressed for expediting the process of liquidation and announced a slew of measures for smooth and timely completion of the process. She asked the concerned for optimally utilizing the extended time for complete liquidation of JAKFED assets and conclude it on a war footing basis.
Yasha Mudgal asked the Liquidators for dealing with the liquidation process with all their technical expertise and efficiency so that the exercise is completed to the best of the interest of the Government.
Liquidator JAKFED, Mahesh Dass, highlighted the issues being faced during the process of liquidation and discussions were held for a workable solution. Accordingly Secretary Cooperatives directed the RC to immediately frame a Committee comprising both Gazetted and Non Gazetted staff for assisting the Liquidators . Subsequently directions were also issued to frame another committee for Authentication of JAKFED record.
The meeting was attended by Registrar Cooperative J&K, Shafqat Iqbal, Special Secretary, Cooperative, Rachana Sharma besides other senior officers of Cooperative and allied wings
This time we will take Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) back, Ravinder Raina
BJP State President Ravinder Raina had an exclusive interview with JK Channel executive Mohinderjeet Singh. Raina spoke about the party on 24th June going to be attended by Mehbooba Mufti. He also slammed Pakistan and held it responsible for the dead Indians.
Q. Sir what would you say about Pakistan?
Pakistan is the reason for bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last 40 years. It has always wanted J&K to be a graveyard. I wonder why some Leaders mourn over terrorists’ deaths rather than raising voices for our innocent people. Terrorism has killed so many people of J&K and other parts of India.
Those leaders who support Pakistan in such things are the enemies of J&K’s public.
Q. This time will article 370 be back or POK will be back?
Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) will be back. We will take it back. Pakistan has illegally occupied some parts if Kashmir be it Muzaffarabad, Neelam valley or the rest of the places, we are going to get them back in India.
Talking about article 370, it has become history now. People dreaming of getting it back should take rest. These are dreams that will never get fulfilled.
Q. Many leaders who often speak in favour of Pakistan have been invited to the Party while other leaders haven’t been. Your take?
Registered Political parties have been invited to the party. I’m invited, Professor Bheem Singh and some Former Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP and Congress too. BJP will be the voice of Dogras, the Hindus on that day. BJP has always stood for its public and will continue doing so.
Q. Can Jammu people expect Ravinder Raina’s reply to Mehbooba Mufti in the coming event?
I think almost everyone living in Jammu knows me now. I’m the same person who gave back answers to the leaders supporting Pakistan in assembly meetings held before.
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