Runumi Gogoi, chairperson, Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, is likely to be the first victim of the BJP-led government in Assam and the Centre following the Outlook expose Operation BetiUthao.
The investigation had revealed how 31 tribal girls from Assam had been trafficked by three RSS affiliated organisations to Punjab and Gujarat last year. Yesterday, there were reports in the Assamese media about her removal as the chairperson of the statutory body. She is yet to receive any official intimation. Yet, a few hours before this news, she was threatened by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to “change her report if she wants to continue with the commission”.