03 March, 2021

Part 3: Ranis Of Chhota Kashi

The message was clear—that if you’re from Northeast, you are Hindu—and it is being clearly indoctrinated in these young girls

Far From Assam
The gateway to Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Halvad
Part 3: Ranis Of Chhota Kashi

According to the Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, “Children must not be separated from their parents unless it is in the best interests of the child (for exa­mple, in cases of abuse or neglect). A child must be given the chance to express their views when decisions about parental res­ponsibilities are being made. Every child has the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might harm them.” Ind­ia ratified the Convention in 1992.

Now to get to the 31 children from Assam, a letter dated June 16, 2015 (ASCPCR 37/2015/1), from Runumi Gogoi, chairperson of the ASCPCR, to the ADGP, CID, Assam Police, says: “The Childline India Foundation, Central Zone, with the help of informer and anti-human trafficking unit, Crime Branch, GP, and RPF rescued children on June 11, 2015, at about 7.40 pm at New Delhi Railway Station.” It refers to the same 31 children.

The Childline India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union ministry of women and child development, acting as the...

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