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.
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These are a few news headlines from the past couple of months. No matter how much we try to deny it, over the course of time, plastic has become a part and parcel of our lives and it is destroying the environment and also endangering lives of animals.
While we have been made to believe that plastic is an indispensable part of our lives, it is destroying everything around us. According to UN Environment, about one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Also, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This means that almost half of the plastic created in the world is thrown away after a single-use.
All this plastic now ends up either in landfills or in the ocean. The marine life is heavily endangered because of plastic. Reports of aquatic animals dying of plastic pollution are increasing every day. A study from 2015 found around 44,000 incidences of animals getting entangled in plastic debris since 1960s. Plastic, that disintegrates into smaller pieces, are often eaten by smaller fish, which the ultimately ends up in our stomach. That is carcinogenic for human beings.
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As a special Independence Day initiatives, they have come up with a beautiful video #PlasticSeAzaadi. In the video, set against the backdrop of an Independence Day celebration at school children discuss the demerits of plastic use and how it is detrimental to the environment.
As with many important matters in life, it is children who recognize the right path and set the example. If they can, then why it is that adult can’t?
The Logical Indian appreciates Indiabulls Home Loansfor such a noble and necessary initiative to make our world a better place. We might not realize now, but the effects of excessive plastic could lead to ultimate destruction of Earth. We are ready to give up plastic, are you?