Trying to capitalise on the image of Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who have adopted two children with different backgrounds, a non-government organisation here has sought their support in the campaign against child trafficking.
Anjali Kate and Nakul Kate of the NGO ‘Sakhee’, in a letter to the couple, said they knew about their contributions towards children’s rights and also that they are adoptive parents.
“We have seen photos in newspapers of you and your son taking ride in an autorickshaw. We are child activist and working on the issue of child trafficking taking place in the name of adoption. In our campaign we expect strong support from you,” the letter said.
A lot of irregularities are taking place in the name of adoption. People flout rules and regulations for adoptions besides instances of child trafficking under the guise of adoption have also increased, Anjali said.
“Hence, we thought of seeking their help. A statement by them can create an awareness about the good cause of adoption...How it helps both the child and the parents, the best way to go about it and not to indulge in child trafficking”, she added.