A case of selling girls through stamp paper has come to light in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. At the same time, daughters are being auctioned openly in Rajasthan. In many settlements of Pander village of Bhilwara, brokers buy girls from poor families on stamp paper and make deals. There are many such settlements in the village where the caste panchayat sits on a dispute between two parties, from here the game of auction of girls is started. The broker has an important role in getting the daughter's deal done.
On reports of alleged auction of girls in Rajasthan, BJP's national spokesperson Shahzad Poonwala said, "An incident in Bhilwara, Rajasthan which has shaken the entire nation and humanity. Girls in the age group of 8-18 years are being sold here on stamp paper in case of non-payment of loans. They are exploited, sexually harassed and even their mothers are sexually harassed." Taking cognizance of the matter, the NHRC asked the Gehlot government to take strict action and sought a report.
According to the NHRC, a media report states that after being auctioned, these girls are sent to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Delhi and even abroad. They are also subjected to physical abuse, torture and sexual harassment. If this news is true, then it is a violation of human rights.
The NHRC said that a notice has also been issued to the DGP of Rajasthan and he has been asked to give a detailed report regarding initiation of criminal proceedings against those involved in such offences. The NHRC also said that it has asked its Special Rapporteur Umesh Sharma to visit such affected areas of Rajasthan. It has also been asked to submit a comprehensive report about the said incidents and the practice prevailing there within three months.