Patna: On 6th August (Monday) The St. Xavier’s Colleges in Digha organized a road show, in solidarity with the victims of the now infamous ‘Muzaffarpur shelter home’ case. The students from all the departments and year participated in the road show. They were standing holding posters with various messages on child abuse and rape and were shouting “we want justice”. The social awareness committee of the college organized the road show with the motive to spread ‘awareness’ among people so that the victims of the heinous act are not forgotten and the perpetrators are punished as soon as possible.
In what has brought shame to the whole state, girl children were raped, physically assaulted and were forced into the business of prostitution in the shelter home at Muzaffarpur run by NGO “Seva sankalp evm vikas samiti” under the central government’s Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) “Samekit sanrakshan yojana”. The chief functionary Brajesh Thakur was arrested on 30th May and the inspection is still going on.
Rev. Martin Pores SJ, VP of the college and the guide of social awareness committee, says “the motive of the show is to pressurize the government to take strict and fast action against the culprits of this heinous act and to sensitize people against such incidents. Public protest is a form of expressing public’s grievances against the government and to force the government to take action and we expect that government take corrective measures and give justice to those girls”.
Professor Vidhyanand Chaudhary says “we are really shocked by the incident of Muzaffarpur shelter home, so many innocent girls were abused through this road show we are standing for a cause and we want to aware the society and we want the criminals are not scott-free”.
Janam Jay, a student says that the road show is for awaking people so that they do not forget their duties and give message to the culprits that people are aware, they want justice and they will not let them escape from their punishment.
The Muzaffarpur shelter home case came to light in the month of May and it is now August and investigation and arrests are going on.