‘Appoint caretakers for girls in home’
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tiruchy district administration to look after the inmates of Mose Ministries Home.
In a petition, Julia Jacob and 85 other inmates of the unrecognised home had stated that the HC had earlier directed the district administration, under whose custody the home was functioning since December 2015, to set free all the adult inmates.
As directed by the court, Pastor Gideon Jacob, founder of the home, provided the money to the tune of Rs 28 lakh to the administration for maintaining the home. But, their basic needs, including food and medical treatment, were not met, said the petitioners.
When the petition came up for hearing, the counsel for the petitioners contended that though the home’s founder was paying money for the maintenance, only two women police constables were deployed at the home.
The district’s Social Welfare Department, which was taking care of the home, had failed to deploy any staff for its maintenance forcing the inmates to manage the affairs themselves. The Judges, observing that it was not fair, ordered the department to deploy enough staff, all females to take care of the inmates. The district administration was directed to file a compliance report on June 28.