Tuesday, July 25, 2006

OBC girls trafficking: Backwards panel orders probe

OBC girls trafficking: Backwards panel orders probe
Tarannum Manjul

Lucknow, July 24: With over 40 per cent girls trafficked from the state hailing from Backwards Classes, the state’s Backward Classes Commission today asked the Home department to probe the issue. In a letter issued to the department, the Commission asked for a report within 15 days.

The Commission’s order comes in the wake of a Newsline report on July 7, which said against the national average of 21 per cent, the percentage of OBC girls trafficked in the state is an alarming 41.36.

The Newsline report was based on the findings of a Delhi NGO —Shakti Vahini — and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

In his letter to Principal Secretary (Home), the Commission’s chairperson Jagannath Prasad Yadav said: “The Commission has taken a serious note of the report published in ‘The Indian Express’ and is really concerned about the welfare of OBC girls in the state.”

The letter said the Commission will give suggestions to the state government based on the Home department’s report.

A copy of the letter was also sent to the Secretary (Women and Child development), seeking details about the department’s schemes in OBC-dominated districts. “These figures are horrifying,” Yadav told Newsline. “The state government has so many schemes for the welfare of Backward Classes in the state, but still UP tops the lists of states where maximum number of OBC girls are trafficked.”

He added that the Commission is trying to look not only at the reasons behind the problem but also look for solutions.


At 10:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

great.It has hurts everyone in uttar pradesh.Congrats to all the team of Indian Express for writing News which touches the govt eye.As a citizen we have to safe guard our girls.

At 10:17 AM , Anonymous rahul said...

I Am proud of Indian express.

At 10:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone say where can i get more information on trafficking of girls from uttar pradesh.I am intrested to work after reading series of reports coming in indian express.I am a post graduate from Lucknow university,and i have done my masters in social work.Its my will to safeguard ours sisters,and more important is the state i belong to is affected.


At 10:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y is that no Govt understand the problem when it is not so alarming?Ngo's are doing good work.I am happy to see that still there are grass root people who are fighting it out.Nhrc is doing great work.Pl ask the Nhrc and the Ngo to publish the report at the university level so that student like us can get benifit.

Allahabad university

At 12:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y it is always that media write story and then the government take action.The uttar pradesh government should punish all those officers who are not doing their duties in stoping trafficking of girls in the sate.The media specially the journalist should be given some award for letting the govt and the public know the amount of problem regarding trafficking of girls.

anand raj.


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