Mangaluru, Jan 04, 2020: District Principal and Sessions Judge Kadlur Satyanarayana who is also the Chairman of District Legal Services Authority has expressed his grave concern over the rising cases of sexual abuse of minors and stressed the need for concerted efforts to check the same.
He was speaking after inaugurating a district level ’Public Dialogue on Child Trafficking and Protection’ at the Netravathi Auditorium of DK Zilla Panchayat on January 4, Saturday. The programme was jointly organised by District Legal Services Authority, Kailas Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Spandana Belagavi and Zilla Panchayat.
Pointing out that children were facing neglect in society for various reasons, he said if poverty was one of the reasons for the problem, richness too is a cause. Children are going astray due to mobile phones and substance abuse, he said and urged elders to be sensitive and understand the psychology of children.
ZP CEO Dr R Selvamani presided over the function. Senior Civil Judge Gangadhar A J, Juvenile Justice Board Chairman and Second Additional Senior Civil Judge M Anitha, DDPI Walter D’ Mello, District Health Officer Dr M Ramakrishna Rao and others were present.