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Parents ‘foreigner’, 31 children deprived of education languish in Assam’s detention camps

The Assam Legislative Assembly has been informed that there are total 31 children in detention camps, figures valid till November 20, 2019.

Sabrangindia 03 Dec 2019
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Piyasree Dasgupta/Huffpost India


When parents are declared foreigners and sent to detention camps, their children are also detained within. So, other children are busy with play and learning, these 31 children are incarcerated and confined within detention camp. Such inhuman conditions are observed in detention camps of Assam.

A report published in Bengali magazine published from Assam, TDN Bangla, recounts the story of Kalpana Biswas:  a child from Marikata gaon, in Morigaon district, her father’s name is Dilip Biswas and mother’s name is Rumani Biswas. Both children were in detention camps with their  parents. Kalpana was 9 years old on that time and her father was sent to another detention camp. But Kalpana Biswas and her younger sister Archana Biswas remained in detention camps with their mother.

Kalpana Biswas was released after eight long years when she was 17 years old. But her education has been ruined through this ordeal. While the friends of her childhood have appeared in the board HSLC examinations, she has pain, trauma and a wasted childhood behind her.

 

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Parents ‘foreigner’, 31 children deprived of education languish in Assam’s detention camps

The Assam Legislative Assembly has been informed that there are total 31 children in detention camps, figures valid till November 20, 2019.

detention camp
Piyasree Dasgupta/Huffpost India


When parents are declared foreigners and sent to detention camps, their children are also detained within. So, other children are busy with play and learning, these 31 children are incarcerated and confined within detention camp. Such inhuman conditions are observed in detention camps of Assam.

A report published in Bengali magazine published from Assam, TDN Bangla, recounts the story of Kalpana Biswas:  a child from Marikata gaon, in Morigaon district, her father’s name is Dilip Biswas and mother’s name is Rumani Biswas. Both children were in detention camps with their  parents. Kalpana was 9 years old on that time and her father was sent to another detention camp. But Kalpana Biswas and her younger sister Archana Biswas remained in detention camps with their mother.

Kalpana Biswas was released after eight long years when she was 17 years old. But her education has been ruined through this ordeal. While the friends of her childhood have appeared in the board HSLC examinations, she has pain, trauma and a wasted childhood behind her.

 

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