Muzaffarpur: SC seeks rehabilitation plan for victims

New Delhi


The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Koshish, a field action project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), to formulate an individual rehabilitation plan for 44 inmates who were subjected to sexual and physical abuse in the Muzaffarpur shelter home.

TISS in its social audit exposed the rampant abuse of the minor girls at the shelter home.

The institute has to submit a plan before the apex court within four weeks. The court specified that the plan cannot be general in nature, rather it has to be specific for every girl child.

In this process, TISS will retrace the families of the girls, if there is any, interact with the family members and then ascertain whether they can be sent back to the families. 

In the absence of a family, the court asked Koshish to develop a robust rehabilitation programme for the victims.

Counsel for Koshish submitted that the rehabilitation of the girls should be priority during the pendency of this case.IANS