Kerala Government Appears in SC; Backs Child trafficking Islamic Orphanages

published on October 21, 2014

New Delhi: In a bizarre twist of events, the Kerala government has filed its affidavit in the Supreme Court, in support of the controversial Muslim orphanage at Mukkom, which as involved in a recent case of child trafficking from Jharkhand. In its affidavit, the government stated that the orphanage was functioning according to rules and regulations and that no complaint or grievance existed against orphanage authorities and management, and instead has a case against the four attenders of the orphanage. 

According to the affidavit, “the management has not brought in children to the orphanage from Jharkhand. Instead it is the Child welfare Board, which had handed the 156 children over, to the orphanage authorities. The orphanage registration and other documents are strictly according to book.”

However, Amicus CuraeAparna Bhatt stated before court that “the children were subject to exploitation in Kerala.”

Even though an affidavit was filed by the state government, the SC asked for a re-submission of the same for want of greater clarity. 

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