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CSWO demands action against MLA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Sexual exploitation

FROM A REPORTER

SHILLONG, Dec 27: The Civil Society Women Organization (CSWO) on Tuesday condemned the alleged acts of sexual exploitation of a minor girl by an MLA of the State and has lauded the action of the Chairperson of State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, (SCPCR) who according to them has done the right thing in protecting children from even influential persons.

The SCPCR, in a sequence of FIRs filed in the trafficking case at Marvelene’s Inn, has med the sitting MLA from Mawhati constituency Julius Dorphang based on the statement of a 14-year-old girl on December 19. The inn was raided two weeks ago. “No one is above the law and this should teach a lesson to those who are thinking they can take and induce minor girls for their sexual satisfaction,” Agnes Kharshiing, president of CSWO said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

The CSWO has also demanded the immediate arrests of the MLA for his alleged involvement in the case.

“No bail should be granted according to POCSO act and we urge the Police to follow the Act to its totality. This girl was sexually exploited in various Hotels/ guest houses according to FIR filed by her on the December 16 and on further recollection one such is the guest house in Motigar where she was taken to one MLA whom she had med in the statement to the Chairperson SCPCR too,” the CSWO president said in the statement. According to Kharshiing, many mes have been revealed to the IO at Madanryting by the victim in her statement but no action is being taken and the Chairperson had to take action to file the separate FIR mentioning the relevance of the Madanryting case. The CSWO leader said that Mamuni Parveen with whom the girl has been staying for about a year has allegedly lazed the drinks like a juice and had given to the minor girl before she took her to the guest house at Motigar where the MLA was, and this itself attracts section 16 and 17 of the POCSO Act.

Stating that the Marvelene’s Inn had no CCTV functioning for 15 days giving a chance for a man to sexually exploit a child, she said, “This again leads to abetment and licence of these guest houses should be cancelled immediately and the Home Minister should step down immediately as the Hotel belongs to his immediate family run by his wife.”

The Organization further claimed that they are getting information of a few more such MLAs who demand for virgin girls and the racket to exploit children is thriving wherein some Legislators encourage the pimps and pay them heavily, thereby creating the demand and using some corrupt law enforcers to protect them.

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