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Show Cause Notices To Directorate Of Women & Child Development, SCAN

The Bombay High Court at Goa on Tuesday sent show cause notices to Directorate of Woman and Child Development and SCAN, a non-governmental organization, for publishing a photograph of inmates of Apna Ghar in newspapers which is contrary to law seeking their explanation within two weeks.

It may be recalled that on 14th April 2011, local dailies had published photographs of a cultural programme organied by Directorate of Women & Child Development in association with SCAN at Black Box, Kala Academy and media was also invited for the same.
The incident was brought to the notice of the High Court by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) wherein they alleged that these NGOs are misusing children from Apna Ghar for getting publicity for themselves.
CWC said that they not against organizing such programmes but no publicity could be given to such programmes and giving publicity in such a manner is amounted to disclosure of their identity which is strictly against law.

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