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Saturday, 20 February 2016


The women’s wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) while demanding action against the Piplani Balgram officials for making porn videos of the mentally and physically handicapped children rounded off the SOS Balgram here on Sunday.
AAP’s women wing members rounded off  SOS Balgram at Piplani protesting  sexual exploitation of  the mentally and physically challenged children and manhandling  them. The activists demanded immediate transfer of the children to a safer place, action against the Balgram and cancellation of the license of the NGO.

This institution was built to support orphan, dump and divyang children and has government approval and grant. It tortured and molested the children living in the institution and made porn videos of them. As per the information received from newspapers, on December 31 midnight the members of the NGO made nude films of the children, and whoever disagreed were made to stand in the cold.
A complaint was made by the children to the commissioner of challenged people but no action was taken and the children were made to stay in the same place. Similar complaints were given in the past but no action has been taken by the government until now.
This siege by the women wing of the AAP was led by the State Mahila Shakti member and state media secretary Neha Bagga. “It is inhuman to treat helpless mentally and physically handicapped in this manner,” Bagga said.
She further added that these kinds of incidents are taking place in all around the state, but the government is absolutely silent about it. She further alleges that it looks like the institution has got protection from the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan government.
The demands of the women wing of the AAP are to register a criminal case against the members of the SOS Balgram, to transfer the children in the SOS Balgram immediately to a safer place and cancel the approval and stop the grant from the government to the SOS Balgram NGO.

Source : The Pioneer, 15th Feb 2016 

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