Human trafficking in the guise of teaching in madarasa, conspiracy busted

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) – On the suspicion of human trafficking, ‘Uttar Pradesh State Child Protection Commission’ has taken major action and rescued 99 minors from Ayodhya on 26th April. It has come to light that many children were already sent to Saharanpur before this action. They were forced to work as labourers and beaten up in the name of teaching in Madarasas. The Police have arrested 5 moulavis. Among them are Tausif, Director of ‘Darul Uloom Rafaqia Madarasa’ of Saharanpur and Rizwan of ‘Dara Arkam’.

The rescued children told Commission member Dr Shuchita Chaturvedi that Shabe Noor, a resident of Karahara village in Araria District of Bihar, sends them to different Madarasas. Not only in Saharanpur, but children are also sent to Madarasas in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Bengaluru and Azamgarh. In return he gets a huge sum of money.

Even more shocking is the fact that the Madarasa director gets the children’s signatures on an affidavit. Parents have no idea about it. The affidavit states that ‘all liability shall be on the children only’. Therefore, even if a child dies while working as a labourer, the operator is not held liable.

Earlier, Priyank Kanoongo, Chairperson National Commission for Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR), wrote on X – “Innocent children who were being sent to Madarasas in other States from Bihar have been rescued in Gorakhpur with the help of Uttar Pradesh State Child Commission on the instructions of @NCPCR”.

“The Constitution of India has given the right to education to every child. It is compulsory for every child to go to school. In such a situation, taking poor children to other States and keeping them in Madarasas to earn donations on the basis of religion is a violation of the Constitution”, Priyank Kanoongo added.

Editorial Perspective

Madarasas are hotbeds of terrorism, rape, homosexual activities, etc. It is high time the Government considers the opinion of Arif Ajakia, a human rights activist of Pakistani origin and currently living in London, that Indian Madarasas should be banned.