Debate Nammalariyanam

How Do We Protect Our Children?

An elected representative, who has been serving the society for more than a decade, had been allegedly brutally abusing a 17-year old tribal girl for more than a year. The girl, unable to cope with the constant torture and blackmail, had tried to commit suicide last week. A POCSO case has been registered against the former Sultan Bathery panchayat president. When the protectors themselves lay traps for innocent children, on whom should we keep our faith in? Though POCSO is an apt law to deal with the atrocities and abuses against minors, the latest issues terrify the act itself. Nammalariyanam.