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Justice For The Little Fighters Of Preschool Child Abuse In Bangalore

Dear All, 
 
This is regarding the toddlers who went through a disaster (sexual abuse) of their life in February this year, in the Bellandur pre-school premises in Bangalore, India.  

Deeply encouraged with the support received from people around the city, the parents of kids affected in the case have created this platform to do everything possible to take the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice against all odds.
 
Our objective is to on-board a credible lawyer experienced in POCSO cases and passionate about the cause, to fight with the system and ensure that the criminal is held guilty along-with the school management who is accountable in every possible way. One of the respected lawyers has graciously agreed to take up our cases which is 7 in number. 
 
The cost for his appointment, estimated approx Rs 12-13 Lakhs needs to be borne by the parents. However in a heart-warming gesture, the local community has come forward in support of the affected kids / parents by contributing towards the cause, and share the financial burden to the extent possible. 
 
So far, about Rs 1.5 lakhs has already been committed, and we are positive that this outreach will help us reach closer to the overall goal.
 
We hope with your support in this case, we can set an example for systemic changes that prevent Child Abuse. Example – More conducive laws, guidelines and processes for the affected parents and children, more stringent laws against the school authorities so they start taking ownership and take more responsibility to prevent these issues going forward etc.
 
If you feel committed for this cause, and wish to join us in this fight by helping us pitch in this heavy financial commitment, please contribute for us. 
 
It has been an ordeal for all of us parents and especially our little ones. 
They have been courageous enough along with us to keep this matter alive and we have tried to leave no stone unturned either by bringing this issue to media or even knocking doors of authority till the Capital where we were left disappointed. 
 
Hence, we are more determined to set our case as an example and fight it out till our last breath as much as as we can to get justice for our children. 
This will not only strengthen safety for your kids across India in preschools and play schools but also give confidence that our system can change and justice does prevail. 
 
Please step forward dear ones to save all the other dear little ones.
 
Jai Hind! 
Major Aditi Mohan 
( On behalf of all the parents affected in the Bellandur pre-school child abuse case) 
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26th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update about the case.

  • The accused is still in jail since last 1 year, 10 months. The bail application was filed for around 6 times in between, however it was never approved
  • Kidzee has taken away it's franchisee from the school, however the school is now operating under a different name with not even 5% of the original student population going there. For almost an year, it was closed.
  • Cross-examination of the parents and other staff members etc. for the 7 filed cases are in progress (almost 90% complete), and in 2019 we will be left with the last leg of the case
Few larger changes that we have noticed in the past year -
  • After this case, Government of Karnataka has passed laws and stringent regulations for preschools as well (earlier this wasn't the case)
  • POCSO awareness sessions are being conducted with more gravity and rigor for all schools and govt authorities like police, judges, lawyers, social services orgs in Karnataka after the surge in reported incidents.
  • Parents are no more ashamed of this, more and more cases have been filed by them, and media has played a big role to de-stigmatize child abuse.
Of course there is a long way to go, however when we look back, we feel proud to have taken the bold steps with support of people like you.
 
Overall we are quite happy and satisfied with how our Lawyer has tackled the case with utmost patience and passion to bring justice. Outcome is not in our hands, however, we are satisfied that we did our best by hiring a lawyer who is the best! We have seen him fighting, arguing and making people accountable for their actions. He has been our pillar of support even emotionally each time when any of us parents went to the court for the grueling cross examinations.

This was possible only because people like you and organization like MILAAP decided to support us to crowd-source the fee that we wouldn't have otherwise been able to afford.
 
We can't thank you and Milaap enough for the help you gave us right on time, standing by your words and actions.

Best,
Major Aditi 
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update about the case.

  • The accused is still in jail since last 1 year, 10 months. The bail application was filed for around 6 times in between, however it was never approved
  • Kidzee has taken away it's franchisee from the school, however the school is now operating under a different name with not even 5% of the original student population going there. For almost an year, it was closed.
  • Cross-examination of the parents and other staff members etc. for the 7 filed cases are in progress (almost 90% complete), and in 2019 we will be left with the last leg of the case
Few larger changes that we have noticed in the past year -
  • After this case, Government of Karnataka has passed laws and stringent regulations for preschools as well (earlier this wasn't the case)
  • POCSO awareness sessions are being conducted with more gravity and rigor for all schools and govt authorities like police, judges, lawyers, social services orgs in Karnataka after the surge in reported incidents.
  • Parents are no more ashamed of this, more and more cases have been filed by them, and media has played a big role to de-stigmatize child abuse.
Of course there is a long way to go, however when we look back, we feel proud to have taken the bold steps with support of people like you.
 
Overall we are quite happy and satisfied with how our Lawyer has tackled the case with utmost patience and passion to bring justice. Outcome is not in our hands, however, we are satisfied that we did our best by hiring a lawyer who is the best! We have seen him fighting, arguing and making people accountable for their actions. He has been our pillar of support even emotionally each time when any of us parents went to the court for the grueling cross examinations.

This was possible only because people like you and organization like MILAAP decided to support us to crowd-source the fee that we wouldn't have otherwise been able to afford.
 
We can't thank you and Milaap enough for the help you gave us right on time, standing by your words and actions.

Best,
Major Aditi 
6th June 2017
Dear Supporters,

The parents have requested to release the amount as they get lawyer is seeking his first installment of around 3 lakhs. We will keep you posted once the funds reflect in Mr. BT Venkatesh's account, the lawyer on the case. The chargesheet has been filed and we are confident that this is a step  closer in this fight for justice.

Also, the parents would like to keep the campaign live and extend by another month since this is not about just their child but for all the other children across India for which they have stood tall and fighting it out to get the perpetrators behind the bars and set an example such that no such thing takes place with little kids in play schools whether in Bangalore or all over India. Hence, we would appreciate if all of us could contribute with that thought and encourage & stand-by these Brave parents to fight this battle.

Jai Hind!

Best,
Major Aditi
Dear Supporters,

The parents have requested to release the amount as they get lawyer is seeking his first installment of around 3 lakhs. We will keep you posted once the funds reflect in Mr. BT Venkatesh's account, the lawyer on the case. The chargesheet has been filed and we are confident that this is a step  closer in this fight for justice.

Also, the parents would like to keep the campaign live and extend by another month since this is not about just their child but for all the other children across India for which they have stood tall and fighting it out to get the perpetrators behind the bars and set an example such that no such thing takes place with little kids in play schools whether in Bangalore or all over India. Hence, we would appreciate if all of us could contribute with that thought and encourage & stand-by these Brave parents to fight this battle.

Jai Hind!

Best,
Major Aditi
10th May 2017
Dear Supporters,
Thank you so much for coming forward to help us. 
The appointment of an expert SPP has been approved by the govt. but parents will have to bear the cost. Let's get together and show our support... so that this case becomes an Alarm bell for Education system, related laws and most importantly - for school authorities to take "children security" seriously.
In this case (like many others), principal totally denied the complaint and post arrest of the accused- tried to influence parents to let him go! It was only when parents didn't agree that she had to file FIR next day to save herself. But even after doing that, she did not inform other parents of the school to check if other children have been going through the same, despite knowing about previous similar complaints to her from them (parents) since last few months.
We refuse to ignore this blunder! They could have prevented this crime...
THIS case has received a stay order against investigation.... it can't get more bizarre than this. So let's join hands and show this system that PEOPLE/PUBLIC n country is bigger. and let's raise our voice till we are heard. .
THIS is the question about our CHILDREN! and their safety in SCHOOL .
Dear Supporters,
Thank you so much for coming forward to help us. 
The appointment of an expert SPP has been approved by the govt. but parents will have to bear the cost. Let's get together and show our support... so that this case becomes an Alarm bell for Education system, related laws and most importantly - for school authorities to take "children security" seriously.
In this case (like many others), principal totally denied the complaint and post arrest of the accused- tried to influence parents to let him go! It was only when parents didn't agree that she had to file FIR next day to save herself. But even after doing that, she did not inform other parents of the school to check if other children have been going through the same, despite knowing about previous similar complaints to her from them (parents) since last few months.
We refuse to ignore this blunder! They could have prevented this crime...
THIS case has received a stay order against investigation.... it can't get more bizarre than this. So let's join hands and show this system that PEOPLE/PUBLIC n country is bigger. and let's raise our voice till we are heard. .
THIS is the question about our CHILDREN! and their safety in SCHOOL .
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