Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh: In a heart-wrenching tale that has unfolded in Saharanpur, a 9-year-old boy, who had mysteriously disappeared from his Hindu migrant laborer family residing in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh, 8 years ago, has been miraculously reunited with his parents.
The astounding revelation occurred during a routine Aadhaar card biometrics verification, which ultimately led to the identification of the missing child. The child, now 17 years old, had been taken to a madrassa where he was not only converted to Islam but also subjected to circumcision against his will.
A team from the Children’s Commission was dispatched to investigate the madrassa in question, located in Saharanpur. It was discovered that the manager of the madrassa had absconded when the authorities arrived, leaving behind a trail of suspicion. The district administration was compelled to break the locks securing the institution, revealing the shocking conditions inside.
The child’s parents, who had been living with the agony of their son’s disappearance for nearly a decade, were overcome with joy upon reuniting with their long-lost child. Emotions ran high as they embraced him, with tears of relief and disbelief in their eyes.
Authorities are now focused on understanding the circumstances under which the child was taken away from his family and subsequently converted. The investigation will delve into the operations of the madrassa and whether there are other children in similar situations.
The incident has brought to light the urgent need for stricter regulations and oversight regarding religious institutions and organizations involved in the conversion of minors. Child protection agencies and legal authorities are coordinating efforts to ensure that no child is subjected to such life-altering changes without their consent.