"I dream of joining the police to help unfortunate girls like me stand on their feet again." These are the words of an innocent 20 year old girl who saw the light of justice 6 years after being a victim of rape and flesh trade. The story of Neha is no ordinary narration.
On 23rd February, 2006, CHILDLINE Ahmednagar received a call from an anxious father to report a complaint for his missing 14-year old daughter. In September 2010, the District and Sessions Court judge Makarand D. Keskar convicted the accused under section 376(2)(g) gang rape, 120(b), 376(rape), 120(b) and section 5(a)(1)(d) of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) and 366 (kidnapping).The convicts were given double life terms.
CHILDLINE was largely instrumental in the conviction of 20 high profile individuals exposed for their participation in a brutal case of gang rape, trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation and received the much deserved accolade and appreciation from various NGOs, Police and the Media for successfully carrying out this case.
It has been a great year for CHILDLINE. We have extended our service from 83 to 162 cities/districts since December 2010 and aspire to reach out to many more in the next few months. CHILDLINE remains single mindedly focused in its endeavour to be present and accessible to all children across all 596 cities/districts of India.
Today, after 15 years of our existence, having responded to 18 million calls and rescued 8 lakh children, we stand proud. We have managed to contrive and sustain relationships with corporates and individuals who have become an integral part of the CHILDINE family. Each one of you has helped us move forward in achieving our set goals.
Once again, we seek your assistance in raising sustainable funds for our project titled ‘Rescuing a child is just a phone call away’. Your support ensures that we are able to continue reaching children and providing them a safer haven.
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