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Over 9,000 children orphaned or abandoned during Covid-19 pandemic, child rights body tells SC

Scroll | 01/06/2021 08:45 PM | Click to read full article

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that 9,346 children aged 17 or less have been orphaned or abandoned during the coronavirus pandemic that broke out in January 2020, reported The Hindu .

The data was submitted to the Supreme Court after it asked district authorities on May 28.