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Hisar orphan girls continue protest over lack of facilities

punjab Updated: Nov 01, 2015 12:05 IST
HT Correspondent
Hisar

Orphan girls on hunger strike outside a shelter home in Hisar.(HT Photo)

The hunger strike by about a dozen orphan girls over lack of facilities at a shelter home here entered its second day on Saturday.

The girls raised anti-administration slogans and urged the local administration to send them back to their Ashram situated on Kaimri road, about 10 km from Hisar.

They alleged that the administration misguided them and brought them to another shelter house, Saishav Kunj, located on the same road on September 14, where they were not being provided proper food and clothes to wear.

The protesting girls alleged that they started the hunger strike on Friday evening but nobody from the administration came to ask about their health.

As many as 21 orphan boys and about 25 girls were shifted from Kaimri Shri Krishan Bal Sewa Ashram to different areas after the Bal Sewa Ashram was found violating The Juvenile Justice Act (JJ-Act).

The boys of Bal Sewa Ashram are staying at Hisar’s Bal-Bhawan, whereas the girls are staying at Saishav Kunj Ashram near Kaimri village.”

Hisar DC Chander Shekhar Khare said, “Just after the girls started their hunger strike, SDM tried to sort out the problem of the girls.

The girls are getting proper facilities there. But, we found that the Ashram where they were staying was violating the JJ Act.