STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan on Monday directed Member-Secretary, J&K State Legal Services Authority to file a report with regard to programme which was to be undertaken by the Districts of the State for educating the children regarding sexual violence, culpability of young offenders as also issues relating to the cyber offence. The court direction came in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate Shivan Mahajan against child abuse. After hearing Senior Advocate Sunil Sethi with Advocate Parimoksh Seth for the PIL, the DB observed that D.C Raina, Advocate General, Ravinder Gupta, AAG and Vishal Bharti, Dy. AG have requested for adjournment to place the complete picture with regard to the issues pressed by the petitioner with regard to creation of the department for the affairs of children as well as with regard to the position with regard to the State Commission for protection of children’s right. While observing that one of the main issues which have been raised in this petition is regarding the school children being subjected to sexual violence, the court sought a report with regard to awareness against child abuse.
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