Monday, 20th August, 2018

Shelter homes incidents are shocking

07, Aug 2018 By shakeel ahmad

Shelter homes abuse cases erupt like seismic disturbance. Whether it be Bihar or Uttar Pradesh there is strong affinity in an intensity of the shelter homes abuse cases. None can defy it in whatever ways. It was nothing less than the seismic activity. The rival parties were bent upon raising the serious slips in shielding the girls.

On the one hand, Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, holds the system responsible for the Muzzafarpur episode, while on another hand, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, UP Minister for Child Welfare and Women, pointed finger at not a closure of the girls’ shelter home in Deoria despite the strict order.

A total of 42 girls were reportedly staying in the house, of which as many as 18 were missing and 24 were rescued. The Bihar figure was a little bigger. However, the union minister Maneka Gandhi has raised demand for a centralised shelter home.

The hapless girls were ultimate sufferers and victims in both the pertinent cases. By offering them a dependable shelter in the govt-run shelter homes, they were made confident of getting a helping hand but what was continuing in those homes was wholly intention driven. Was the government machinery so redundant in noticing the immoral things? It was the Tata Institute’s report on Bihar case which opened the time-consuming closed eyes. The UP case remained running despite plain reports of illegality proved after a CBI enquiry.

The candles were burnt to demonstrate unity in condemning the heartless and merciless incidents in both the prominent states. If Tejaswi Yadav said of demon-raj, he was not altogether incorrect. The states are clouded by its present-day lapses and could not back off in being critical of what was atrocious, shocking and condemnable.

There were now attempts on making focus towards rectification but there was appearing no sense of regeret.