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Rehabilitation forum for exploited girls in J&K

Dukhtaran-e-Millat has launched an 'apolitical forum' against the alleged exploitation of girls and to work for their rehabilitation.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 15:46 IST

In the wake of the sex scandal in the Kashmir valley, radical women's outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat has launched an "apolitical forum" against the alleged exploitation of girls and to work for their rehabilitation.

"As a woman, I know that no girl can stoop so low as to be part of a scandal at will. So, I have decided to form the 'Forum Against Social Evils', which will eradicate social evils and provide rehabilitation to exploited and destitute girls," Dukhtaran chief Asiya Indrabi said

She said the forum would not be an orphanage or destitute home, but "a sacred home" with vocational centres for girls that have allegedly been sexually exploited.

Indrabi and Kashmir High Court Bar Association chairman Mian Abdul Qayoom, who among others spoke at a seminar for the launch of the Forum, claimed the reasons for the sex scandal allegedly involving senior bureaucrats and politicians "are all political".