30 September, 2020

Govt Threatens To Sack Assam Child Rights Top Official

Runumi Gogoi's been asked to change her report if she wants to continue with the state commission.

Jitender Gupta/ Outlook
Govt Threatens To Sack Assam Child Rights Top Official
outlookindia.com
2016-08-01T16:58:00+05:30

Runumi Gogoi, chairperson, Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, is likely to be the first victim of the BJP-led government in Assam and the Centre following the Outlook expose Operation BetiUthao.

The investigation had revealed how 31 tribal girls from Assam had been trafficked by three RSS affiliated organisations to Punjab and Gujarat last year. Yesterday, there were reports in the Assamese media about her removal as the chairperson of the statutory body. She is yet to receive any official intimation. Yet, a few hours before this news, she was threatened by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to “change her report if she wants to continue with the commission”. 

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is an Indian government commission, established by an Act of Parliament, the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act in December 2005....

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