Human Rights organisations call for withdrawal of NCPCR directive to restore children from CCIs back to their families

Ambika Pandit - Times of India

According to this article from the Times of India, 778 civil society organization and individuals working on issues concerning human rights of children have issued an open letter calling for withdrawal of the letter from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeking restoration of children lodged in children homes in eight states back to their families. “Restoring children to such a situation without considering the views of children and their families and without an assessment cannot be in their best interest," reads the open letter. "There is no mention of preparing children and their families for restoration nor for ensuring that the alternative care system has the capacity to support children who cannot be restored, without subjecting them to greater distress," the open letter continues.