Contitution of India and child rights safeguarded under it

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Krishna Moni Sarma

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The Constitution of India provides for free and compulsory education for children from 6-14 years under Article 21A. This is now also a fundamental duty of parents and guardians to educate the children from 6-14 years under Clause(K) of Article 51A. The 86th Amendment of the Constitution of India in 2002 has brought about a seachange to millions of lives who are from 6-14 years. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 brought all children under one umbrella to safeguard their Human Rights. This paper represents the rights of children under the constitution relating to human rights, Right to Education, rights of the children below the age of 6 years, rights against exploitation, child labour, policies of the government regarding children, national policy for children, national policy of education regarding children, national health policy and also different judicial decision on above matters.

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