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State Govt. considering legal safeguards against exploitation of children

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 13: Nagaland Government is currently said to be considering the legislation of two significant laws that provides legal safeguards against exploitation of children.
Speaking to Journalists at Dimapur on Wednesday, the Chairman of Nagaland State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NSCPCR), Alun Hangsing, said that the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 and the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986 were under consideration for legislation in the State.
While sharing this information on the sidelines of the 2nd annual convention of Child-Friendly Dimapur, Hangsing was hopeful of two said laws being enacted in Nagaland sooner than later.
He pointed out that the provisions of Article 371 (A) necessitates the approval of Nagaland Legislative Assembly before enforcing any Central Government Acts, including said two child-protection laws.
The 2nd annual convention of Child-Friendly Dimapur was held at AIDA hall, Don Bosco campus, on the theme: “Empowering young voices”.
“The main objective of the Annual Convention is to celebrate the achievement and the progress of the children’s initiative as well as to facilitate the support and collaboration of stakeholders and well wishers”, the organisers said.
(Page News Service)