Asking for funds for children who lost parents due to corona is a cognizable offense

May 08 2021 09:23 AM
Asking for funds for children who lost parents due to corona is a cognizable offense

Bhopal: Many people are currently losing their lives due to corona infection. There are many children whose heads are being overshadowed by their parents. There are many children whose parents have died due to coronavirus. It has now started in Madhya Pradesh to demand online funds for them, to share messages and photos like appealing for their adoption. But let us tell you for information that doing this would be considered a cognizable offense.

In fact, this was reported by the authorities last Friday. Talking about this, an official of the Department of Women and Child Development said, "If any person is found to be doing so, he will be booked under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2016 for buying and selling children.'' Further, child rights expert and lawyer Ananth Kumar said, "Good intention is inevitable in these circumstances. Illegal adoption and selling or buying children is a serious offense and can carry a jail term of 3 to 7 years. There should be a system for checking fake information or any illegal information. Registering a case against wrongdoers is the right step to prevent such illegal activities.''

The department has reportedly taken the decision after receiving some messages talking about raising funds for children and adopting them. They say that such messages contained photos and videos, but when their authenticity was checked, all were found to be fake. It was then that this decision was taken. "To prevent online fraud in the name of adoption of children, the Madhya Pradesh government will issue an order to all districts to book such persons under Section 81 of the Juvenile Justice Act, which provides for rigorous imprisonment of five years and fine up to Rs 1 lakh," said Suresh Tomar, Joint Director, Department of Women and Child Development.

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