- What is the status of investigations in case of rape of 13 girls in a church at Jaipur ? (21 October 2013)
- Test confirms Manipuri girls rescued were sexually abused by 'Pastor Jacob John' (3rd September 2013)
21 October 2013
Advocate Prasad Pathare issues legal notice to the Governor and Chief Minister of Rajasthan based on the news published in ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’
Mumbai – News about rape of 13 minor girls in ‘Grace Church Home’, Jaipur, Rajasthan was published in ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’s issue dated 4th September 2013. Based on the said news, advocate Prasad Pathare has issued legal notices under the guidance of Rajesh Bindra, a senior advocate of Mumbai High Court to Margaret Alva, the Governor of Rajasthan, State Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, Smt. Lad Kumari Jain, the President of ‘Rajya Mahila Ayog’ and Police Commissioner of Jaipur asking about the status of investigation in the rape case. (Congratulations to advocates Rajesh Bindra and Prasad Pathare for being alert and issuing legal notices to all Government machineries seeking explanation ! Such alert advocates will certainly help to curb misconduct taking place in the name of secularism at State levels ! – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)
Advocate Pathare has stated in the notice that ‘I am drawing your attention to news published in Dainik Sanatan Prabhat on 4th September 2013 wherein it was stated that 13 girls were raped at Grace Church Home in Jaipur. It was also proved through medical tests. A copy of the news was enclosed with the notice. I have provided sufficient information to you. Have you conducted investigations in this serious matter?’
Reply by ‘Mahila Ayog’ to save its skin
After issuing notices to the above 4 persons on 10th September 2013, Jaipur State Mahila Ayog has at least shown courtesy by sending a reply; but it has just been stated that the investigations were not carried out by ‘Mahila Ayog’ but Rajasthan Child Rights Commission was investigating the matter and information can be sought from them’.
Where are all Government machineries who have been set after H. H. Asaram Bapu ? – advocate Rajesh Bindra
Senior advocate Bindra said, “H. H. Asaram Bapu was only accused of sexual exploitation; but all machinery from the country is after him. Media is making false allegations. In this case, however, it has been proved in medical test that 13 girls were raped; but Jaipur Mahila Ayog did not feel like taking note of it; in fact, the Ayog had passed on the responsibility by stating that ‘Child Rights Commission’ was handling this case. Since the crime has been committed in church; neither Governor, nor Chief Minister nor Police Commissioner did feel like even acknowledging receipt of the notice.”
Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat
3rd September 2013
The following news was published in Indian Express on July 11, 2013. But have we ever seen a single line headline in any of the TV news channels like IBN7, NDTV or Headlines Today. From last 10 to 12 days, these media houses are airing hour by hour updates regarding issue of allegations of sexual abuse on H. H. Asaram Bapuji, but these same media houses never uttered a single line about this Pastor Jacob John. It proves that media intentionally want defame Hindu Saints and Hindu Dharma, hence now Hindus should boycott all these media houses ! – Editor
Jaipur (Rajasthan) : A medical examination has found ruptured or absent hymens in 13 of the 15 Manipuri girls rescued from an illegal children's home in Jaipur in March, confirming sexual exploitation.
The youngest of these children is only seven years old; the oldest is 15.
Nine of the 13 girls have been found suffering from leucorrhoea, a vaginal discharge typically seen among sex workers and girls and women with poor hygiene.
According to the report of the medical examination, a copy of which is with The Indian Express, the 20 children — 15 girls and five boys — were examined by a panel of doctors led by the medical superintendent of Ukhrul district hospital "after more than two months of their being repatriated".
The children were rescued after a raid on Grace Home in Jaipur, run by pastor Jacob John. Nineteen of the 20 children belong to Ukhrul district; one is from Chandel district.
The girls showed signs of multi-vitamin deficiency resulting in bodyaches and numbness, the report says. Ten of the 13 had rickets, a sign of severe vitamin D deficiency. The five boys, the report says, were in "better health conditions".
Ukhrul superintendent of police K Kabib declined to comment on the contents of the medical report, saying the matter was in court. He has, however, issued notices to all pastors and churches across the district, asking them to ensure that no children are sent out of the area.
"The Supreme Court has ruled that children from Assam and Manipur under the age of 14 years are not to be sent out of the states," Kabib said.
Pastor Jacob John was arrested by the Nagaland police in Jaipur on May 2, and by the Manipur police in Dimapur jail on June 13. Sources in Ukhrul said John, whose first wife was a Tangkhul Naga from the district, had been visiting Ukhrul from Jaipur since 1997 to preach at the Tuinem Baptist Church and Nepali Baptist Church.
He is learnt to have set up Grace Home in 1999, staffing it with people from UP, Mumbai and Ukhrul. The Ukhrul staff, which included relatives through his first marriage, allegedly operated as child traffickers, picking up children after promising their families that they would get free education and boarding in Jaipur.
Jacob is alleged to have given a drug called ZIFI-100 to the girls in order to "arouse sexual desires in them", according to a child rights activist in Ukhrul.
Child Welfare Committee member Leisan Columbus, who is now in charge of looking after the rescued children, said that many of the girls could not even walk due to rickets when they first returned home.
"We are giving the children vitamin D supplements. The girls were never allowed outside the house and therefore had very little exposure to the sun. Severe vitamin D deficiency led to knock-knees," Leisan said.
Source : Indian Express
Christian Horror Home : 29 girls rescued; owner arrested
March 14, 2013
Phalgun Shuklapaksha Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
Jaipur: Over 600 empty liquor bottles, rotting vegetables in the store, one broken toilet and just one room. Such are the conditions that the police found 29 poor tribal girls living in when it rescued them in a raid at an illegal child home in Jaipur on Tuesday. Aged between five and 14, these girls were brought from the north east to Grace Home in the Rajasthan's capital with promises of education, food and care.
But in this institution, not only were the children never sent to school, no teacher ever visited them at the home. What's more shocking is that instead of a female warden, a 14-year-old boy was in charge here.
The children were not allowed to call their families; even their parents were also not allowed to call them. Belonging to poor Christian families, the parents had been promised food, education and lodging for their children at this Christian institution.
After one child died at this home, parents complained, and the Child Rights Commission, after surveying this home for a month, on Tuesday carried out a raid with the help of the police. 29 girls were rescued and the man who single-handedly ran this home, Jacob John, was taken into police custody. He is being questioned.
"They stay in the hall and study by themselves. The older children teach the younger ones… there is no female warden or domestic help to take care of them… no registration papers," said Deepak Kalra, Chairperson of Child Rights Commission, Rajasthan.
Grace Home was being run illegally and had no paperwork. All such institutions are meant to be registered with the government so that monitoring committees can oversee functions and check that children are being taken care of.
Neighbours say they never saw the children go out to play in the park in front of their home, which is a rented two-bedroom house in a colony in Jaipur.
Mr. Jacob John, who ran the home, also runs a similar home for boys in another part of Jaipur. 15 young boys have been rescued from there.
The children have now been moved to different shelters in the city. They will undergo medical check-ups and counselling.
It is still not clear how Grace Home was funded, but pictures of smiling children with foreign volunteers on its notice board hint at foreign funding. The source of funding will also be investigated by the police.
Source : NDTV