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Tourists abusing children in Kovalam
Friday, 14th May 2010
Famous as a tourists'' paradise, nearby Kovalam beach town has been hit by rampant incidents of sexual and physical abuse of children in the 12-18 age group, according to a study. Nearly half of the 705 children interviewed during the study in Kovalam and five nearby coastal hamlets had undergone some sort of abuse, mostly by tourists, relatives and their teachers, the study conducted by a women NGO Mahila Samakhya Society claims.

Most of them were school dropouts and from downtrodden sections, including children of fisherfolk. Complaints were also received from inmates in orphanages and child homes run by charities, project director Seema Bhaskar says.
Publication : Yahoo India
TAGS : child abuse  sexual harassment  kovalam  kerala  rape  children  


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