On October 16, Organiser reported a case of the recovery of a minor Dalit boy from Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh with a changed identify and religion. The minor boy was recovered from an Adhar Card Centre the place he was despatched to vary his identify from Vishal to Mohammad Umar in Adhar Card. After biometric identification, the operator knowledgeable the police and so they recovered him. His household had misplaced all hopes of getting him again over the years.
Notably, after we highlighted the case and talked to the daddy of the minor boy, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) raided the madrasa, Jamia Usmania Islamia, the place the minor was as soon as saved and transformed to Islam. The madrasa is positioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Minor Hindu boy returns residence after 8 years
It is noteworthy that, Virendra Kumar is a local of the Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh, nearly eight years in the past he moved to Chandigarh Raipur Kalan for work and there his son went lacking, who was simply 9 years previous at the moment. They tried monitoring him lots however failed and finally returned residence.
On October 8, 2023, he obtained a name from the Muzaffarnagar police stating his misplaced son had been recovered. He rushed to the police station and bought his son again residence. The boy is now 17 and a transformed Muslim, he has been circumcised and gives namaz 5 instances a day.
NCPCR takes cognizance
On October 16, Organiser requested the intervention of NCPCR Chairperson, Priyank Kanoongo on this case. Kanoongo taking cognizance of the matter talked to the household. From his official X account, he knowledgeable, “A 9-year-old boy from a Hindu migrant laborer family resident of Hardoi had gone missing from Chandigarh 8 years ago. Now that the child has been identified during the biometrics check for making an Aadhar card in a village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, he is now seventeen years old. During this, he was converted into a Muslim in a madrasa in Saharanpur and circumcision was also performed. Police have registered FIR; cognizance is being taken by the Commission.”
हरदोई निवासी एक हिंदू प्रवासी मज़दूर परिवार का 9 वर्षीय बालक 8 वर्ष पूर्व चंडीगढ़ से ग़ायब हो गया था।
अब जा कर उत्तरप्रदेश के मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर ज़िले के एक गाँव में आधार कार्ड बनवाने के लिए बायोमेट्रिक्स की जाँच के दौरान बालक की पहचान हुई है,वो अब सत्रह साल का है।
— प्रियंक कानूनगो Priyank Kanoongo (@KanoongoPriyank) October 16, 2023
Organiser accessed the FIR and in addition talked to the minor’s father who knowledgeable his baby was even compelled to baby labour.
Organiser talked the minor’s father
A First Information Report (quantity–347/2023) was registered on the Charthawal police station of the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on October 14, 2023. The sufferer’s household however lives in Hardoi.
In the FIR, the minor’s father named Pradhan Afsaroon, clerics of Jamia Usmania Islamia, Matloob, and cleric Mukram Jamal because the accused who conspired on this conversion entice for the minor.
Based on the criticism by Virendra, the accused had been booked beneath IPC part 420 (dishonest) and sections three and 5(1) of the Uttar Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act.
Kanoongo’s inspection drive
On October 18, NCPCR head Kanoongo went on an inspection drive on the madrasa in Saharanpur the place this minor was as soon as saved and transformed. He instructed Organiser, as quickly because the group reached the madarsa, everybody was gone and a lock was hanging on the door. It needed to be damaged to get inside and seize the paperwork.
— प्रियंक कानूनगो Priyank Kanoongo (@KanoongoPriyank) October 18, 2023
As of now, the investigations are on on this matter, he added.
Saharanpur is adjoining to Deoband and there are over 50 madrasas within the area. In the village itself, there are a number of madrasas.
Kanoongo additionally met the scholars finding out on the madrasa. Readers ought to know that calls for have erupted every now and then concerning the reversal of the syllabus in madrasas and a test on the irregularities dedicated there.
Some visuals from his drive are hooked up beneath:
About the inspection, Kanoongo knowledgeable on social media platform X, “The manager of the madrasa is absconding, the children have also been removed from there. The district administration had to break the lock to get inside.”
Organiser will preserve updating their readers about this matter. A detailed report on the recovery of the minor and his hardships may be learn right here.