Last week I got to know about horrible news. In Panvel, close to Mumbai there was a charity trust, a NGO, a non-governmental organization, which was running a home for handicapped girls from 12 to 16 years old. Some of them were deaf-mute, could not hear nor talk.
Medical reports proved that 5 of these girls have been sexually abused.
The police arrested 4 people of the organization and are now trying to find out more. What they know for now is that these helpless girls were abused and that the organization even made business by offering them to men. They were renting them out, sending them to people’s homes and picking them up again from there. It is like trading humans.
How horrible this experience must be for these children! They are not able to resist in any way and cannot even explain what they experienced. Several of them however must have been aware of what happened! Locked in their own body they had to endure, unable to do anything against this crime.
What kind of person does this? Who are the sick people who pay for such a crime? And even take pleasure from this most horrible way of raping and abusing children? It is sometimes unimaginable that such people exist in this world!
But still, this is not a singular case! It is only one nursing home that was discovered for their dirty work now but what about the hundreds or thousands of such institutions all over the country and the world which are never inspected? Nobody knows how many such places exist where children are badly abused. In all countries where there is a lot of poverty, you find such homes and orphanages where the conditions are simply horrifying. I know that abuse and violence is very common there although these are the places where there should be love and compassion.
These children, orphans or children who are handicapped – physically or mentally – need our love more than anything else. We need to provide them an atmosphere of love because they may not even understand our words. It is a sad state that this world is in if these children cannot even get the love that they need.