“When Gayathri Keerthana, a Coimbatorebased child counsellor, was talking to a group of Class 6 children about good touch and bad touch, one of the girls broke into tears.
She said she was being abused by her father’s friends for a long time. This is not an isolated case. A study conducted by Aram Foundation, an NGO working for child rights, has found that about 29% of students studying in 71 schools and 56 colleges in Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Tirupur and Dharmapuri have suffered sexual abuse. The schools include corporation, government as well as private ones.”
These numbers are startling. This article makes clear that sexual abuse is at epidemic levels in India. That is unacceptable.