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The tragedy of Muzaffarpur revisited: Bihar is repeating in Yogi Adityanth's Uttar Pradesh
Let me recall the famous lyric of "Roti Kabda aour Makan", a 1974 film of Manoj Kumar:

"Aur Nahi Bas Aur Nahi, Gam Ke Pyaale Aur Nahi
Dil Mein Jagah Nahi Baaki, Rok Nazar Apni Saaki To
Aur Nahin Bas ...

Sapane Nahi Yahaan Tere, Apne Nahi Yahaan Tere
Sachaai Ka Mol Nahi, Chup Ho Ja Kuch Bol Nahi
Pyaar Preet Chillaayega To, Apna Gala Ganvaayega
Patthar Rakh Le Seene Par, Kasamein Kha Le Jeene Par
Gaur Nahi Hai Aur Nahi, Parwaano Par Gaur Nahi
Aansu Aansu Dhalte Hain, Angaaron Par Chalte Hain To
Aur Nahi Bas Aur Nahi ...

Kitna Padhu Zamaane Ko, Kitna Gadhoon Zamaane Ko
Kaun Gunon Ko Ginta Hai, Kaun Dukhon Ko Chunta Hai
Hamdardi Kaafoor Hui, Neki Chakanaachoor Hui
Ji Karta Bas Kho Jaaoon, Kafan Odhakar So Jaaoon
Daur Nahi Ye Aur Nahi, Insaanon Ka Daur Nahi
Farz Yahaan Par Farzi Hai, Asli To Khudgarzi Hai To
Aur Nahi Bas Aur Nahi ...

Bimaar Ho Gayi Duniyaa, Bekaar Ho Gayi Duniya
Marne Lagi Sharam Ab To, Bikne Lage Sanam Ab To
Ye Raat Hai Nazaaron Ki, Gairon Ke Sath Yaaron Ki
Ji Hai Bigaad Doon Saari, Duniya Ujaad Doon Saari
Zor Nahi Hai Zor Nahi, Dil Pe Kisi Ka Zor Nahi
Koi Yaad Machal Jaaye, Saara Aalam Jal Jaaye To
Aur Nahi Bas Aur Nahi"

On 31 July 2018, it was in Merinews that the very first article about 'Our insensitivity towards the mental, physical and sexual exploitation of minor girls at Balika Grih in Bihar's Muzaffarpur' had appeared before most of the news portals. Human nature is prone to evil and it becomes a difficult occupation to control the wild instincts if the 'shame and fear' factor is dissolved in the arrogant air of political patronage of indignant depraves. And that is exactly what is happening in our new India, especially in BJP ruled states.

The shock and awe created by 'Bihar Balika Gher' tragedy of Muzzaffarpur, Bihar is very-very fresh in public memory and following it's footsteps is another developing story of a Mathadhessh Yogi's run state of Uttar Pradesh from Deoria.

There comes to light another shocking case of exploitation of girls in shelter homes when 24 girls were rescued from a shelter home by the police after a victim managed to escape from the house of horrors. The shelter home in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria was managed by a couple who were arrested by the police.

The raid at the shelter home came after the licence for the same was cancelled after failing an inspection conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The director of the institution, Girija Tripathi, has been arrested along with her husband. A probe has been ordered into the matter and the statements of the rescued girls will reveal further about the extent of exploitation they had suffered.

According to the police report delivered by Superintendent of Police:

"When the order to close this institution was made, our people went there and the organisation's director misbehaved with our team. Today, after a girl escaped from there, we got to the reality of that place. There have been many big disclosures during the investigation. 24 children have been rescued safely so far."

The rescued victims claimed that they were made to work like servants and were also ill-treated by the staff of the shelter home. Even the police team who had visited the place after the CBI ordered its closure said that the director of the organisation, Girija Tripathi, who was entrusted with the safety of the girls, misbehaved with them.

The story doesn't end here. That is what we're getting in realisation of 'Achche Din' promised by the saffron brigade.

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