Due to extreme poverty and lack of work during COVID-19 crisis, a migrant labour in Assam sold his 15-day-old daughter for Rs 45,000 but the local police saved the baby, the officials said on Friday. The father and two other women involved have been arrested and charges of human trafficking have been pressed against the three.
Dipak Brahma, a resident of Dhantola Mandaria, had recently returned from Gujarat, where he worked as a labour. After nationwide lockdown was imposed due to the pandemic, Dipak became jobless and was unable to his support his family, informed an official of an NGO working against human trafficking.
Post his return, the family started living at Dipaks in-laws house in Kochugaon Patakata village, where is wife gave birth to their second daughter. The older daughter is over a year old, Nedan Foundation chairman Digambar Narzary informed.
“Brahma tried to find a job during the pandemic but it was hard to come by. Instead he decided to sell the newborn child, Narzary said.
Dipak sold the newborn to two women for Rs 45,000 on July 2 but kept his wife uninformed about his intentions. After the entire story spilled out, Dipaks wife along with the help of fellow villagers filed a complaint against him at the local police station.
Immediately after receiving the complaint, police swung into action and rescued the baby from the two sisters and arrested Dipak.
During questioning, the two women told the police that they had bought the baby for a childless couple related to them.
“We are really thankful to the police for rescuing the baby. But the issue is of very serious nature. Because of the lockdown, poor people do not have any work. The situation is getting worse for those living in forest villages,” Narzary added.
Becoming jobless during COVID-19 outbreak, labours are facing a difficult time and have returned to their homes in Assam. The state government announced to create job opportunities for them through various initiatives like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
Apart from facing a tough time economically, the state is now fighting severe floods, which has disrupted everything. A total of 28.32 lakh people have been affected by the mayhem.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”