Children staying at a Christian mission hostel forcefully taken away by authorities

  November 17, 2016

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Complicity of Authorities, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment

In Karlakha, Narainpur Dist, Chhattisgarh on 17.11.2016, some officials of Mahila Bal Vikas forcefully took away 13 children who had been staying at a mission church hostel. The children were staying voluntarily at the hostel with their parent’s permission. The parents are members of the same church. The Church is sponsoring their school fee, tuition fee, food and accommodation at the hostel.

On the day when the incident took place, children had gone to school. They were forcefully taken from there to a government hostel by Mahila Bal Vikas officials. Now the children (both girls and boys) have been lodged together at a portable cabin hostel at Devgaon, Chhattisgarh. Parents tried their best to get their children back by serving a written application but to no avail.

The authorities have reportedly taken action on the basis of the JJ Act.

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