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VHP accuses Christian organisations of child trafficking

Last Updated: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 19:00

Bhopal: Accusing some Christian
organisations of running rackets of child trafficking through
unlawful adoption, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the issue.

"We want that judicial team comprising three retired
judges should probe into the children trafficking racket by
unlawful adoption being run by the Christian organisations
from their orphanages, homes and other places, " VHP national
secretary Mohan Joshi told reporters here.

He said that Pune based Gurukul Godavari Balak Ashram
Head Balak Mathew was recently arrested on the charge of
illegally adopting a child and then selling this HIV positive
boy to a childless couple.

Joshi said that the CBI had recently registered a case
against a management trustee of another organisation - Preet
Mandir in Pune, having links with Mathew, on the charge of
kidnapping poor children, mostly from rural areas, and selling
them abroad.

He alleged that children are being converted to Christian
faith in such orphanages and homes.

The VHP leader said that the traffickers of children
from the Northeast have set up base in Tamil Nadu, adding
that recently rackets being run by the Christian organisations
have been busted and the children who were going to be sold
abroad rescued.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 19:00

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