OSCPCR issued Notice to Authority of KISS, Bhubaneswar, SDPO, DCPO of Malkangiri to submit report on Missing of Bonda Tribal boy from KISS Tribal School by 30.5.18
On 8.5.18, taking cognizance of complaint case filed by Pradip Pradhan, Human Rights Activist, Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights ( OSCPCR), Bhubaneswar has issued notice to Authority of KISS Tribal School, District Child Protection Officer, Malkangiri, Superintendent of Police, SDPO and Inspector-in-Charge, Pokhariput Police station, Malkanagiri seeking detailed report individually by 30.5.18 on Missing of Bonda tribal Boy who was studying in KISS Tribal School of Achyut Samant, newly elected Rajya Sabha MP of Biju Janata Dal.
On 7.5.18, Sri Pradip Pradhan filed complaint to OSCPCR seeking an inquiry into missing of a Bonda tribal child from KISS Tribal School, Bhubaneswar. Bonda Tribal boy named Rama Chandra was studying in class- VIII and got missing since 3 years. Having been influenced by agents of KISS Tribal School with assurance of free education and hostel facility, his mother has sent Ramachandra to KISS tribal school, Bhubaneswar with great hope of educating and nourishing him as meritorious student. Having failed to find out her son, she has filed an FIR in Pokhariput Police station, Malkangiri district seeking an inquiry into missing of her son and find out his whereabouts. Sri Pradhan has alleged that KISS Authority has neglected and not taken care of Rama Chandra properly for which he is missing. Trafficking of Rama Chandra also can not be ruled out. KISS as institution is illegal, as it has not been registered under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.
In case of WPCRL 102 of 2007 the Hon’ble Supreme Court has already directed that “The Union Government and the governments of the States and Union Territories must ensure that the process of registration of all child care institutions is completed positively by 31st December, 2017 with the entire data being confirmed and validated. The information should be available with all the concerned officials. The registration process should also include a data base of all children in need of care and protection which should be updated every month. While maintaining the database, issues of confidentiality and privacy must be kept in mind by the concerned authorities”.
It is needled to mention here that Bonda tribe, a most vulnerable and marginalized Primitive Tribal Group is residing in small patch of Bonda Hill of Malkangiri district, most underdeveloped and naxal-affected district of Odisha. Bonda tribes are still primitive in nature and deprived section of society and survive in abject poverty , hunger and malnutrition. Most of them are illiterate and deprived of school education. The State Govt. is undertaking a lot of special project including Bonda Development Authority for upliftment of Bonda tribes.