Madrasa girls tonsured, Child Rights Commission finds violation of JJ Act
The complainant alleged that girl inmates were tonsured by the madrasa management. Though there was no explanation from the management, the complainant came to know that they got the inmates tonsured to check spread of lice from one girl to another.bhopal Updated: Apr 28, 2018 19:52 IST
Madhya Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MPSCPCR) has found violation of Juvenile Justice Act and other irregularities in the private madarsa in the city where over 20 girls were tonsured without informing their parents.
The inquiry was conducted by a three-member team on Saturday after a complaint was lodged to the commission on Friday by father of a girl inmate who alleged that his daughter was tonsured by the madrasa management recently without his knowledge.
The madrasa is situated at Sharda Nagar, Nariyalkheda in Bhopal.
The complainant Zakir Ali, a resident of Ashoka Garden, said initially he didn’t lodge complaint to the authorities in the government but when he took his 10-year-old daughter home on Thursday he found that there were sores in one of her knees and she was not able to walk properly. The Madrasa didn’t give any information to him about this.
He said he had admitted his daughter to the madrasa on assurance from the madrasa management that students were taken care of well over there but the situation is quite different.
The complainant also alleged that besides his daughter several other girl inmates too were tonsured by the madrasa management. Though there was no explanation from the management, he came to know that they got the inmates tonsured to check spread of lice from one girl to another.
The commission chairperson Raghvendra Sharma said, “In a prima facie, the three member committee has found several violations of JJ Act. Even, madrasa administration was not aware of JJ Act. They were running hostel without following norms formulated under JJ Act. The final report will be submitted to the commission and action will be taken accordingly.”
The madrasa owner Lateef Khan said the complainant was spoiling the image of the madrasa. “We apologised for shaving her head. A teacher came to know about the sores just a day before the girl’s father visited the madrasa. The girl said she would go to the doctor with her father.”