Orissa to have a child rights commission soon

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) The Orissa government will soon set up a child rights commission, an official said here Friday.

The decision was taken after a class 6 student of George High School of Bargarh district, Ajay Kumar Jena, was killed Feb 16 after being beaten by a school teacher.

‘The state government has decided to set up a child rights commission soon. The proposed commission would ensure the rights of children. The commission would register complaints related to child rights,’ said G.V.V. Sharma, secretary of the Women and Child Development Department.

The commission would have six members including two women. The commission would take up cases related to child rights violations.

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