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Increase in child abuse cases: Childline Kohima

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, JUNE 25: Despite the heavy rains lashing down at Kohima on Friday evening, Childline Kohima went around the capital city playing a pre-recorded audio file through the PA system in an effort to create awareness about its helpline and encourage citizens to reach out to the authorities since there is an increase in the number of child abuse cases during the lockdown.

An extract of the announcement read: “Even as the entire country is battling against the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown because of the increase in (positive) cases, Childline 1098 wants you to know that we are still there to reach out to every child in distress. It is our request and plea to join hands with us”.
When Nagaland Page contacted the Childline Kohima team at the Deputy Commissioner’s complex after completing their rounds, District Coordinator for Childline Welfare Committee, Neingu Kulnu informed that Childline Kohima, in collaboration with the District Administration and the District Public Relation Office Kohima, has been organising such awareness programmes through the medium of PA system in and around Kohima since last week as there has been an increase in the number of child abuse cases.
Kulnu also informed that the Kohima team will be conducting awareness drives of such nature in the coming days around various locations in an effort to reach out to many people as possible.
Childline 1098 is an emergency toll-free helpline number for children in distress and in need of care and protection.
(Page News Service)