Care and protection to victims of trafficking

 
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Aug 27, 2013

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We would like to share with you, how your support has rescued two girls from trafficking.

Laxmi and Pooja (names changed) , age, 12 and 8 years  respectively, lived in a remote village  of Gaya district in Bihar , India. They both belong to Musahar community, a most backward and neglected community in the social stratum.  First, Laxmi was taken to Patna to work in Mr. Babu Prasad’s (name changed) house as live in domestic worker. After one and half years Pooja (8years) was taken to the same house as a child domestic worker. Both these girls were made  to work the whole day without proper food and care. They were not allowed to meet their relatives, when they come to see these children. These young girls were not only had to do all mean jobs the whole day and also had been forcefully abused sexually and physically by Mr.Babu.

A part-time worker in the same house noticed this violence against these innocent children. Having confirmed the condition of the children, she informed our Bihar regional office at Patna.  Having done our initial investigation, an official complaint was lodged at the Bihar Child Labor Department on this issue. With the intervention of the rescue raid team of Bihar Child Labour Department we rescued both the children from Mr.Babu’s house June 2013. The government authorities then kept the children in our custody for counseling and medical care at our transit shelter home. After a month’s care and compassionate treatment at our shelter home, in the month of July both these girls were reintegrated with their parents in the presence of the Registrar of Child Labor Department.The children were happy to be united with their parents.

With tears, the two girls expressed their gratitude.

 

Source : State Coordinator, Bihar, India.

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Jeanne Devos

National Coordinator; Project Coordinator
Mumbai, Maharashtra India

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