New Delhi: The Rashtriya Janata Dal and several other Opposition parties staged a protest here on Saturday, voicing their anguish over the alleged rape of young girls at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
In a show of Opposition unity, almost all major political parties joined the protest at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital, organised by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Prominent leaders who joined the protest included CPI’s D Raja and Atul Kumar Anjan, and Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav.
Tejashwi has been targeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the alleged rape incident at the shelter home in Muzzafarpur. The Bihar government has handed over the case to the CBI. Various speakers at the protest demanded stringent punishment against those involved in the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal wrote to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, asking him of the steps being taken by his government to ensure wellbeing of the girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur.
Muzaffarpur sex racket
- A case of sexual assault of 34 minor girls living in a shelter home in Muzzaffarpur recently came to light.
- Medical examinations confirmed that 34 out of the 42 shelter home inmates were sexually exploited.
- The owner of the shelter home, run by NGO ‘Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti’, Brajesh Thakur, is the main accused in the case.
Sack social welfare minister: Anwar
- NCP national general secretary and MP Tariq Anwar demanded that CM Nitish Kumar sack his social welfare minister for the failure to prevent sexual exploitation at the state-funded shelter home.
- He also demanded the arrest of the minister’s husband and tried for his involvement in the scandal.
- The NCP leader said both the state government and the chief minister are responsible for the shameful incident
Prime accused Brajesh to lose arms licences
- The arms licences of Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the rape of 34 minor girls at a shelter home will be suspended soon.
- Thakur was issued arms licences years ago. There was a rifle and a pistol in his name.
- Thakur along with nine others were arrested after an FIR was registered against them in the Bihar shelter home rapes case.
- The social welfare department blacklisted the NGO after Thakur was named the prime accused in the case, a health department official said.