Friday, May 29, 2020 | Last Update : 07:23 AM IST

65th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra56948179181897 Tamil Nadu185459909136 Delhi152577264303 Gujarat152057549938 Rajasthan79474566178 Madhya Pradesh72613927313 Uttar Pradesh69913991182 West Bengal41921578289 Andhra Pradesh3245213359 Bihar300680014 Karnataka249379347 Punjab2106191840 Telangana2098132163 Jammu and Kashmir192185426 Odisha16608877 Haryana138183818 Kerala10885558 Assam832884 Uttarakhand493794 Jharkhand4621914 Chandigarh3641894 Chhatisgarh364830 Tripura2421650 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa68370 Puducherry49170 Meghalaya20121 Nagaland1800 Manipur540 Arunachal Pradesh210 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

Guardians deny Assam tribal girls’ trafficking

| MANOJ ANAND
Published : Aug 3, 2016, 2:57 am IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2016, 2:57 am IST

The controversy over the trafficking of 31 tribal girls from Assam took a new turn on Tuesday when parents of the girls came before the media, claiming that they have sent their children to get a bett

The controversy over the trafficking of 31 tribal girls from Assam took a new turn on Tuesday when parents of the girls came before the media, claiming that they have sent their children to get a better education.

The Rashtra Sevika Samiti Assam (RSSA), an affiliate of the RSS, brought these parents before the media after the Congress raked up the issue.

The office bearer of the RSSA clarified, “It wasn’t trafficking. 31 tribal girls from poor families were taken for better education with due consent from their guardians and village heads who have signed to give their approval.”

Uttar Asom Prant Sanchalika Dr Malati Baruah and Uttar Asom Bouddhik Promukh Sandhya Goswami of RSSA said, “This isn’t the first such incident. We take tribal girls from far-flung, riot-hit and backward areas for better education. So far, a large number of such tribal girls of the region have been given better education at our institutions.”

The RSSA representatives, operating under the supervision and guidance of RSS, pointed out that many such girls have already been facilitated better education through their intervention and are now well placed in the society. “This year, we’ve sent as many as eight girls from the Northeast,” the NGO claimed.

Informing that the RSSA was set up in Assam in 1975, they said, “RSSA was running as many as three girls hostel in Assam, one in Mizoram and 30 elsewhere in the country.”

Akhil Bharatiya Sampark Promukh Sunita Haldikar, who was also present in Guwahati, said, “There are 180 girls who are getting education in RSSA-run shelter homes.”

In an obvious bid to counter the propaganda campaign, the RSSA presented many guardians of the said 31 tribal girls who vehemently denied the charges of their wards being trafficked. The NGO also presented before the media those girls who received education due to RSSA and are now well-settled.

Meanwhile, Assam Congress has also threatened to rake up the issue in the Assam Assembly.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT