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Sexual abuse of children ‘rampant’ in India

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Indian children participate in a "Stay Safe" campaign against child abuse and sexual exploitation in Hyderabad on November 19, 2009 on the occasion of the 10th World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse.

India's government has been accused of failing to protect children from sexual abuse. Human Rights Watch says abuse is rampant in schools and children's homes. Shantha Sinha from the Indian National Commission for Protection of Child Rights spoke to Al Jazeera. She said it is important for everyone, and not just the government, to uphold children's rights.

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