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52 girls kept as hostages rescued from Madarsa in Lucknow

Last Modified Saturday, 30 December 2017 (11:18 IST)
Lucknow: Fifty-two aged six to 19, who were being held in a in the old city area here, were rescued late on Friday evening.Madarsa manager Mohd Tayyab Zia, who had been allegedly exploiting the girls, was arrested.It was reported that Madarsa Jamia Khadeejtul Qubra Lilabnat, situated in area under Saadatganj police jurisdiction, was being used as a girls’ hostel.The patron of the Madarsa, Syed Mohd Jilani Ashraf, had earlier reported the matter to the local police station, but no action was taken. He then approached senior superintendent of police Deepak Kumar.

Though there were 101 girls living in the madarsa hostel, only 52 were present when the police raided the facility. The Rest of the girls were believed to have gone to their families during winter vacation.The girls rescued from the Madarsa reportedly told the police that the manager used to sexually harass them under duress. Any girl who raised objections would be threatened of dire consequences, it was alleged.The girls were later sent to a women’s protective home in Lucknow. Further investigations were being conducted. (UNI)
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