Congress on Saturday accused three Sangh Parivar organisations of "resorting to trafficking" of young tribal girls from Assam in flagrant violation of all laws and wondered whether it was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of Beti bachao, beti padhao.
Addressing a joint press conference along with Mahila Congress chief Shobha Oza, she claimed that a detailed investigation and documentary evidence has "unflinchingly established" as to how the Sangh Parivar "flouted" Indian and international laws on child rights to traffic 31 young tribal girls from Assam to Punjab and Gujarat to "indoctrinate" them.
They alleged that orders to return these children to Assam-including those from the Assam State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and Childline, Delhi and Patiala — were violated with impunity by Sangh Parivar run institutions with "active connivance" of BJP-ruled governments of Gujarat and Punjab.
"Is this the fulfillment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of Beti bachao, beti padhao? Is this BJP/RSS' idea of inculcating education and protecting children? Would the BJP ensure that the 31 girls return home to their families, who have been denied access to their own children?," they asked.
"Will BJP government at Centre as also of Gujarat/Punjab take action against RSS workers and its affiliate organisations for defying the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000, Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, Indian Penal Code and other laws?," they asked.