Save West Bengal Daughters
West Bengal High Court orders minor girl Tuktuki reunited with parents, NCW report acknowledges abduction & conversion and recommends CBI query
The NCW report stated that Tuktuki was abducted and converted and recommended a CBI query on the case. They have reported the police inaction and gross indifference of the state to the plight of Tuktuki and her parents. “While this may be news to some, this is daily struggle many minor girls and their families face” responded Dev Dutta of Hindu Samhati who stood with the family throughout the episode to the news media. Per UN report 28,000 girls went missing in just one year in West Bengal and UK investigative reporter Ross Kemp, in Telegraph UK, reports an interview with one Khan revealing how he human trafficked thousands of minor girls and lost count of the girls he killed. The situation is tragic and Hindu Samhati says they receive daily requests from panic stricken parents requesting help to recover their daughters. The Delhi Police report that busted West Bengal Human Trafficking gang reports how the minor girls are targeted and enticed with purpose of conversion and sale into sexual slavery (prostitution) for just Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,00,000 per girl. The horrendous situation of thousands of girls in West Bengal for more than a decade is no different from the fate of Yezidi girls facing sexual slavery under ISIS in Iraq/Syria. It is matter of utter disgrace that this is happening even in a democratic India today.
While Honorable HC judge has considered the various interests of Tuktuki in his judgement, NCW and Hindu Samhati still need to request the court for a CBI query into the matter, as recommended by NCW in its report. Those who abducted and converted Tuktuki are still free and as court itself acknowledged there is risk to family as well as other minor girls in the future. The police inaction and indifference under the State administration that is causing this horrific human rights abuses need to be investigated. While court addressed the education of Tuktuki, her brother and sister, who cannot any more live in Mograhat also need support in education. Tuktuki’s family who cannot anymore go back to their village needs to be compensated for their loss and severe trauma. Court needs to appoint independent body under its supervision in the state to address the plight of thousands of minor girls, kidnapped, gang raped and sold into prostitution.