The state government on Tuesday issued notifications announcing that the Unique Home a home for the destitute girl children for over 20 years in Jalandhar has now been registered under Juvenile Act and can also function as an adoption centre.
Last week,the district administration had taken control over the home following complaint that it was not registered under he new provisions of the Juvenile Act. Following this,Jalandhar DC Priyank Bharti tried to move the children to another home,Nari Niketan,but could not do so due to protest by locals. Later,it was decided that the children will remain in the house and government employees will take care of them. The administration had also deployed police personnel at the home,not allowing anyone to leave without its permission.
Tuesday also saw the inmates stepping out of the home as they visited Wonder Land amusement park at the outskirts of the city.
The district administration,which had pulled up Parkash Kaur,the owner of Unique Home for not registering the home,granted the inmates permission to visit the park between 2 pm and 8 pm.
This is our home,but for the last six days,we have been feeling that we are in jail. Neither could we go out without the permission the SDM,nor anyone could meet us, said Sheeba,who was not allowed to go for her coaching classes initially.