Wouldn’t you have taken action if any of the victims was your daughter, DCW chief asks Nitish

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Swati Maliwal, File Photo

New Delhi, Aug 4: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Jaihind wrote a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking what steps are being taken by his government in interest of the girls of the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

“Sir, you don’t have any daughter. But I want to ask you would you not have taken any action against anyone in the Muzaffarpur shelter abuse case if, out of those 34 girls, anyone would have been your daughter? Due to this one act of yours, you have lost respect among crores of women and girls in the country,” said Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal in a letter to Bihar Chief Minister.

. “My team and I are ready to work for the betterment of those girls. Lakhs of people like us in the Country want to help them,” she wrote.

Eleven employees have been arrested following the mass-rape being brought to light by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) a month ago.

Taking suo motu cognizance of the sexual exploitation and torture of  more than 30 minor girls in Muzaffarpur shelter home run by an NGO, the Supreme Court has issued notices to Bihar and Narendra Modi led Central government  and sought a detailed reply from them. Expressing concern about the children and girls, the court banned publication of morphed images of the abused children.

Investigators suggested that 34 of the 42 girls examined so far were found to have been sexually exploited. Two other girls were not subjected to medical examination because of their poor mental health.

Bihar Police filed a chargesheet in the matter against the 10 persons on July 26 before a POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Muzaffarpur.

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