Haseen Parvez, the caretaker of the children’s home, has been accused of changing the names and religions of three children to Islam on their AADHAR cards. He also allegedly included his name as their guardian on their AADHAR cards.
An OpIndia report on the matter says:
On Saturday (November 12), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairman Priyank Kanoongo informed that a case of religious conversion of three children in a children’s home has come to notice in NCPCR’s recent investigation in Madhya Pradesh.
Kanoongo took to Twitter to inform about the incident and wrote, “During an inspection of a child welfare centre in Raisen, Madhya Pradesh, a case was found where the operator was changing the names and religion of three children,” he tweeted…
…According to media reports, the incident occurred in the Gauharganj area. The three siblings who converted to Islam are all minors, aged 4, 6, and 8. The converted minors involved two girls and one boy. These children are said to be from Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district and belong to a Hindu family under the OBC category.
During the lockdown amid the Corona pandemic in the year 2020, all three were separated from their parents in the Mandideep area. They were found roaming around near Bhopal, and they were sent to Raisen Child Welfare Committee by the Bhopal Child Welfare Committee. As the parents of the children could not be located, they were handed over to the Children’s Home in Gauharganj run by Navjeevan Samajik Sanstha. It was decided that they will stay at this centre until their parents can be located.
Taking benefit of the absence of their parents, the Children’s Home operator Haseen Parvez converted them to Islam. He claimed that the person who brought the children to the centre had said that they are Muslims.
An FIR has been filed against the centre’s operator Haseen Parvez. This child centre is a government-funded private entity. Kanoongo stated that the operator will be restricted from operating a similar facility in the future.
The issue came to light after NCPCR chairman Priyank Kanoongo visited the home after receiving an oral complaint. The children informed him that their original names were different and were changed at the centre. Following this, Kanoongo ordered an investigation into the matter and also got the record confiscated. The children’s father has been located but there is no information on their mother yet.
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(This story has been reproduced here with permission from Hindu Post.)