SHILLONG, July 17 - Meghalaya Social Welfare Minister Deborah Marak on Friday informed about the increasing trend of crimes committed by children living in the streets and children from broken families in the State.
Although the crimes committed by these children are petty in nature, however, the issue needs urgent redressal before it goes out of control, Marak said during a two-day State level workshop here.
The workshop was held on Child Rights, Child Protection, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2000 and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act).
She said, the bulk of these crimes include theft, robbery, intimidation and assault. The Minister said the issue needs a proactive approach right from policy making level to involvement of the society.