India has no laws to deal with parental abuse of children

Mumbai: Family law expert Flavia Agnes says India doesn’t have laws that specifically deal with child abuse and parental neglect. Apart from criminal laws dealing with sexual abuse and serious sex crimes where the accused may be the victim’s father, there is no general law to punish parents for abusive or neglectful parenting.

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