Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed Bihar government over the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home rape case, stating that “It seems these activities are state sponsored”. Amid the many controversies and hearings over the rape incidents of minor girls in Bihar, Supreme Court asked why the credential of the institution running it weren’t checked before it was given state funds.
Under fire over the alleged rape of 34 girls at a government-funded shelter home, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday, had blamed a “system flaw” for the case and rejected demands for sacking his Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma only on the basis of allegations by opposition leaders.
Displeased with the ongoing scenario in Bihar in context with rapes of minor girls, apex court raised a piercing question of who is giving money to the shelter home in the state.
“More than 38,000 rape cases are registered every year and a girl is raped every six hours. This is a matter of great concern and somebody has to take action to stop such a crime,” said Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court was told that the Muzaffarpur based NGO is not the only one which is facing allegation of rape incidents as the social audit report of NGOs pointed out 15 similar state-funded institutions in Bihar were under scrutiny.