The court order states that except 11 girls, all other women were above 20 years of age and they should not be compelled to stay at the children’s home.

Mose Ministries case Statements of women kept illegally at Trichy childrens home recordedImage for representation
news Court Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:09

Following allegations against a children’s home in Trichy that 89 women were being kept there illegally, the Trichy mahila court magistrate on Wednesday recorded the statements of the women.

This is part of the ongoing case against Mose Ministries for keeping 89 girls, 78 of who are no longer minors, without registering with the social welfare department.

On the direction of the Madras High court which wanted to know the willingness of the women to shift to an alternative home, magistrate Jacintha Martin visited the home in Renga Nagar in Trichy. 

When the case came for hearing on October 26, the judges had asked the presiding judge of the children’s court in Trichy to visit the home and file a report on the willingness of the women to shift from there, reported The Times of India.

The court order states that except 11 girls, all other women were above 20 years of age and they should not be compelled to stay at the children’s home.

Considering that the home has no right to function under Section 41 of the Juvenile Justice Act of 2015 or Juvenile Justice Act of 2000 and since it is an unregistered children’s home, the bench asked the magistrate to record the statements of all the women in the home and know the willingness of those above the age of 18 to shift to another home or be set free, reported TOI.  

 

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