For Immediate Release – DRAFT
Save West Bengal Daughters
West Bengal High Court orders minor girl Tuktuki reunited with parents, NCW report acknowledges abduction & conversion and recommends CBI query
New York, Aug 26, 2015: West Bengal Kolkata High Court delivered interim judgment by Honorable Justice Dipanker Dutta that 14 year old minor girl Tuktuki parents will get custody of their daughter and that her study has to be continued with 2 private tutors arranged to her by State for Mathematics and English subjects. She will appear in Secondary examination without attending her school in Mograhat and West Bengal Secondary education will ensure it. He also asked Child Welfare committee keep vigilance over Tuktuki. The case is covered in detail in NewsX TV report.
The success of this effort is made possible by spontaneous help from so many individuals and institutions. First and foremost it is the Hindu Samhati that brought the attention of this case to the world, supported the family in every step and fought a valiant battle in courts, on streets and even risking their lives. We are grateful to the efforts of National Commission of Women under leadership of Lalitha Kumarmangalam whose investigation and the report made all the difference in court and instrumental in recovering Tuktuki to her parents. State BJP leadership who gave wide attention to this issue through their efforts deserved to be credited to the success. We would like to thank NRI Organizations such as Hindu American Foundation (HAF), Dharma Seva Purva Paksha (UK), Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, Viswa Hindu Parishad America (VHPA), and many individuals such as Peggy Shapiro and others across different countries who came forward with their outpouring of support to stand behind the family in their efforts to recover their minor daughter. But for these efforts Tuktuki would have been sold into prostitution either in India or in Middle East by now.
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.
SaveWestBengalDaughters welcomes all who would like to contribute in terms of intellectual efforts, research, preparing videos, posters on the kidnapping , rape, conversion and trafficking of thousands of daughters from West Bengal each year. We urge you to contact SaveWestBengalDaughters@gmail.com. For those who want to contact people on ground please contact Hindu Samhati which is helping to recover these daughters, using email email@example.com or by filling the form http://hindusamhati.net/contactus. Also please donate to Hindu Samhati from within India using the link http://hindusamhati.net/donate. Your donation and participation in the movement however small can make the difference between life and death for these daughters as the Tuktuki Mondal incident has successfully demonstrated. Please come forward to make your contribution to humanity and save these helpless daughters.
Source: WHN Media Network