Four minors rescued from beggary, sent to govt shelter homes
Following the rescue, the children were tested for Covid and then presented before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), which ordered that the children be handed over to government shelter homes.
LUCKNOW A joint operation by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) and Childline Lucknow rescued four minors from beggary and relocated them to government shelter homes on Thursday.
On getting repeated reports of child beggary, the non-profit organisation identified some locations where the issue was particularly prominent, and with the help of AHTU, the minors involved in begging were rescued.
Several children were found begging near the Indira Gandhi Pratisthan and the Polytechnic crossing in Gomti Nagar. Of them, four were rescued. During the rescue operation, a Childline worker sustained a minor injury on his arm as the children tried to attack and even bite the team of rescuers out of fear.
Following the rescue, the children were tested for Covid and then presented before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), which ordered that the children be handed over to government shelter homes. Three of the children, who were under ten years of age, were sent to the government shelter home at Prag Narayan Road. The fourth minor was sent to the girls’ shelter home at Para.
Speaking on the development, Shuchita Chaturvedi, state commission for protection of child rights, said that more steps should be taken by other government bodies to ensure that these children do not fall back to beggary to make a few bucks.