Maneka Gandhi Says There Will Be More Cases of Shelter Home Sexual Abuse As for Years 'We Have Not Paid Attention'
Minister Maneka Gandhi: Photo Credit: IANS)

New Delhi, August 6: Commenting on the horrific cases of sexual abuse against inmates from Muzaffarpur and Deoria shelter homes, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said, "It’s not only frightening, it makes me sad. I know there will be many more because for years and years, we have paid no attention, apart from giving them money." She further proposed  MPs to go to institutions in their constituencies, and give her reports. "I'll take immediate action.A long term solution is to make large homes for 1000 women, 1000 children, with all-women staff rather than small centres. I'll sanction money, " said Gandhi, according to an ANI update.

The Muzaffarpur shelter home case, where 34 minor girl inmates have been raped, has become the talking point not only in social circles but also in the political scene as Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a press conference on Monday, blamed the system for the shelter home rape case. Nitish Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Opposition and said that, "We came to know about the incident after an internal investigation into Muzaffarpur case and we started a CBI inquiry." The worst is, the prime accused in this heinous crime- Brajesh Thakur is not in jail, but he is 'resting' in hospital.

Just as the nation was seething with anger over the Muzaffarpur rape case, another incident has come to light, and this time it is from Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district in Gorakhpur. Reportedly, police have arrested a man and his wife, who manage a shelter home in Deoria.  UP Government has removed Deoria DM, for negligence in the the Deoria shelter home case, from where 15 girls are missing and 24 girls have been rescued. The license of the shelter house was revoked following an inspection by CBI.