A shocking report of RSS affiliated organizations involving in trafficking of girl children has emerged and the administration and the government seem to have consciously failed to take cognizance of these reports.
Sewa Bharati, a social service organisation affiliated to the RSS have been found to have trafficked 31 tribal girls from Assam to Gujarat and Punjab in June last year according to reports simultaneously published by Outlookmagazine and Cobrapost on Friday. Along with Sewa Bharati, Rashtriya Sevika Samiti another organization associated with RSS was also found to be involved in the trafficking of girls from Assam.
Over 5000 children trafficked
Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Crime Branch, Delhi Police rounded up the local handlers involved along with the girls when they alighted from a train. The report is hugely significant in the light of the fact that over 5000 children have gone missing in Assam between 2012 and 2015.
Findings of an earlier probe
A 2010 Supreme Court directive barred children below the age group of 12 from being sent outside Assam and Manipur for education. The directive was given as there were reports of large scale trafficking of girls the north-east states. A probe had found trafficking of 76 children from these states, most of them minor girls. A lot of these girls were sent to “homes” run by Christian missionaries in Tamil Nadu.
No action & No results
ADGP, CID, Assam Police, and marked it to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights termed the incident ‘against the provision of Juvenile Justice Act 2000’. The commission directed the police ‘to initiate a proper inquiry into the matter and take all necessary steps to bring back all 31 children to Assam for their restoration’ besides the police were asked to submit an Action Taken Report to the ASCPCR within five days of receipt of the letter. However, despite the orders, no action was taken; no report was filed; no cognisance was taken by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights of the central government headed by the BJP.
India is a nation of stellar democracy. Every citizen of India has a chance to make informed choices towards nation building by actively engaging in as responsible voters. Every single vote is a step towards governance “by the people”. In other words, vote is one of the most decisive agents of change, a combined effort of “the people of India”. It has the power to make or break a government.
However, more often than not, a large section of Indian population fails to reach the polling booth to cast their votes due to many reasons. It includes people of old age with health issues, people with restricted mobility due to physical imparity or otherwise and people located far from the polling booths without any means of locomotion despite being eligible to vote. As a result, a pronounced size of votes is lost.
Castrol Activwith its recent initiative #NonStopDemocracy is making efforts to encourage the voters to help others reach the polling booths to make sure our democracy thrives in its full glory. This election, Castrol Activ inspires every citizen on his/her way to the polling booth to give a backseat of their two-wheeler to another voter and ride along to cast votes. It is only through your vote that you can #ProtectWhatYouLove because it is our collective effort that shall enable India to run smoothly on its giant wheels of democracy.
In the previous Lok Sabha elections, the total voter turnout percentage was 66.40%. Besides domestic migration and unwillingness to vote by a segment of people, other votes that are lost can be prevented if eligible people willing to vote, are helped to get past their mobility hurdles.
These might come across as insignificant reasons. However, a fairly nuanced observation shall be enough to press that these fallouts significantly maneuver the election results. The manifested results, therefore, might not always be an accurate representation of what India wants. The ‘lost votes’ disfigures the face of public propensity on State politics or at least could define the mandate of a politician. All the more, lost votes weaken and worse dismantle the true spirit of democracy.
To ensure the robust existence of a democratic State, it comes off as a duty of a well-meaning citizen to also help people with various mobility challenges to reach the polling booths simply because every vote matters. It resoundingly sets an example of a more involved citizen.
The Logical Indian community appreciates this very thoughtful initiative by Castrol Activ. It is in the combined power of every vote that can torch India to its colossal height. Therefore, this election, vote and give a ride to help cast a vote too.
Come let’s take the #NonStopDemocracy pledge and be a part of making India great.