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Lucknow: Hello! 1098, I won't stay at home, Meri nani aur mummy bhut maarti hain...

The CHILDLINE HELPLINE has received close to 150 calls in just a month. On normal days this figure remains close to 50.

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Published on 8 Jun 2021 10:00 AM GMT

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Hello! 1098, I will not stay at home, my grandmother and mother beat me a lot. Today, my grandmother hit me on the back and my mother put chilli on her. They were telling me to keep my mobile, I was getting bored, I didn't. I ran away from home, on the way met an aunt in a car, asked to call 1098. After this phone call from Child Line on June 2, counseling of the child and parents has been done.

This case is just a hallmark, in fact the lockdown is again becoming a big reason for violence on children. The increasing restrictions amidst the presence of all the members in the house are making the children stubborn. At this time, instead of understanding the state of mind of the children, the parents are expressing their anger by leaving their hands on them. There are 13 cases of violence against children in May and two cases in the first week of June. The age of all these children is between 08 to 15 years. Children who complain of beatings study in well-known schools of the city.

150 calls in a month

The CHILDLINE HELPLINE has received close to 150 calls in just a month. On normal days this figure remains close to 50. Out of this, even if we deduct the number of phones of parents or those who lost one of them due to Kovid, then there are around 80 calls that children are making for beating, needing food. A girl child had complained that the maternal uncle tried to exploit her. After this the mother immediately took him to Noida.

27 girls, seven boys ran away from home

Statistics show that the lockdown has had an effect not only in the city but in the villages. Especially girls and boys locked up in their homes, who claim to be adults, have run away. There are 27 girls and seven boys from Lucknow, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Hardoi. In most of the cases, the reason has been the home restrictions. CWC member magistrate Dr. Sangeeta Sharma says that Childline counsels both the family members and the child on such complaints. The lockdown has affected both the physical and mental activities of the children. We have to give them some leeway, listen to their words. There is also a reason behind their insistence, it needs to be understood.

The CHILDLINE HELPLINE has received close to 150 calls in just a month. On normal days this figure remains close to 50.

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