26 girls missing from children’s home in MP’s Bhopal: ‘They may have returned home’, ‘They were forced to convert to Christianity’

 – Gudstory

26 girls missing from children’s home in MP’s Bhopal: ‘They may have returned home’, ‘They were forced to convert to Christianity’ – Gudstory

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Madhya Pradesh Police has registered a case in connection with the alleged missing of 26 girls from a children’s home in Bhopal, a police officer said on Saturday. According to the police, the investigation so far has revealed that the girls might have left Anchal Children’s Home in Parvaliya area after missing home.

Bhopal (Rural) Superintendent of Police Pramod said, “Some of the girls who register themselves at the facility return home for various reasons, including finding it uninteresting to stay there. Investigations so far reveal that they She has returned home. This is being further verified.” Kumar Sinha was quoted as saying PTI As stated in his video message.

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What has been alleged?

Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) at Bhopal’s Parwaliya Road police station on Thursday on the complaint of District Program Officer Ramgopal Yadav against a person named Anil Mathew for running a children’s home illegally.

Police said that according to the complaint, 26 out of 68 girls (aged between 6-18 years) at the facility have gone missing. This facility is about 20 kilometers from the district headquarters.

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An FIR was registered under sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, naming the children’s home manager Anil Mathew as an accused. Year informed of.

Mathew has been booked under relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015, the officer said. “Mathew has so far failed to provide the registration certificate for the facility he was running,” the police said.

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Shivraj Singh Chauhan demanded action

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged the Mohan Yadav-led Madhya Pradesh government to take action into the alleged disappearance of 26 girls from an “illegal” children’s home in the capital Bhopal.

Chauhan posted on X on Saturday, “The case of 26 girls missing from a children’s home running without permission in Parwaliya police station area of ​​Bhopal has come to my notice.” He said, “In view of the seriousness and sensitivity of the matter. I urge the government to take cognizance and take immediate action.”

Girls were forced to ‘convert to Christianity’

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chief Priyank Kanungo wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh alleging that children kept in this illegal shelter home are forced to convert to Christianity.

Kanungo said, “I along with the chairman and members of the State Children’s Commission inspected an illegal children’s home run by missionaries. The coordinating NGO was till recently working as a Childline partner like a government agency.”

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He alleged, “The children are being kept in a home which is operating without a license. They are being kept in a children’s home in secret and are being forced to follow the Christian religion… The children are aged between six and 18 years and most of them are Hindus,” Kanungo said.

Bhopal Collector Kaushalendra Vikram Singh on Saturday suspended two officers and issued a show cause notice against two others in connection with an illegally running children’s home in the state capital Bhopal, ANI reported.

The suspended officers were identified as Brijendra Pratap Singh, currently posted at Ganjbasoda in Vidisha district, (earlier posted at Women and Child Development Department, Bhopal) and Komal Upadhyay, currently posted at Women and Child Development Department, Bhopal. She was posted as a project officer.

Two other officers who received show cause notices were identified as Sunil Solanki and Ram Gopal Yadav, posted in the Women and Child Development Department, Bhopal.

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