It is really shocking to know that many of the Verdingkinder children were beaten and sexually abused in Switzerland and Hindu groups have demanded an official apology and compensation from the Switzerland government.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a dark chapter in Switzerland history when children from poor urban families were reportedly forcibly taken away from their parents and sent to perform hard labour on farms and it happened till mid-1950s.
It is alleged that many of these children were frequently beaten and even sexually abused, given little food, and were not permitted to talk or receive Christmas presents.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that it was immoral for Switzerland to steal the childhood of these children and subject them to a loveless life full of loneliness. Formal apology and adequate compensation would be a “step in the right direction”, Zed added.