Child rights sacred, cannot be bartered by orphanage in-charges: SC issues notices to all states, union territories

The Supreme Court of India has issued notices to all states and Union Territories in light of recent concerns regarding child trafficking in orphanages, according to this article from the New Indian Express. According to the author, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) filed a petition "accusing the West Bengal government of gross violation of rights of orphaned children." "A child cannot be bartered away at the whims and fancies of the person incharge of the orphanage. This constitutes a violation of human rights," said Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.