Sex crimes against children: Indian authorities taking steps to address problem after spate of rapes

An Indian activist holds a placard during a protest over the sexual assault of girls at a state-run home in eastern India city, near Bihar Bhawan in New Delhi on July 30, 2018.
An Indian activist holds a placard during a protest over the sexual assault of girls at a state-run home in eastern India city, near Bihar Bhawan in New Delhi on July 30, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - Ms Manisha Gulati, who heads the state Punjab Commission for Women, has been travelling to different schools in the northern Indian state to talk to students and tell them the difference between a "good touch" and a "bad touch".

"I tell them that if someone pats them on the head, then that's a good touch. But if the person passes their hand over their body, then that's bad," said Ms Gulati, who has visited half a dozen government schools so far.

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