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Girls sexually harassed at Kabul orphanage: MP

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Girls sexually harassed at Kabul orphanage: MP

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Apr 03, 2017 - 19:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon or lower house member on Monday alleged ‘parentless and homeless girls’ in the only-state run orphanage in Kabul were sexually harassed, a claim the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs ‘a conspiracy.’

Nahid Fared, a lawmaker from western Herat province, told today’s Wolesi Jirga session, the girls closed doors of the Alauddin Orphanage in protest against their harassment two days ago.

“It is a shocking mater and we the lawmakers should not simply ignore it,” she said.

“There are also rumors about the issue, but I do not want to talk about it as I have no clear evidence. It will be a shame for representatives if they cannot take care of homeless children,” the lawmaker said.

She asked the administrative board of the lower house to appoint a delegation to investigate the issue.

Fared also asked the Attorney General Office (AGO) to investigate the issue and share its result with the people.

Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said the house would appoint a delegation to look into the matter.

However, Abdul Fattah Eshrat, spokesman for the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, told Pajhwok Afghan News that they rejected Fared’s claims as baseless and a conspiracy.

“We would seriously investigate this issue that has been raised by the Wolesi Jirga,” he said.

Alawuddin Orphanage in Alawuddin area in the sixth police district of Kabul houses more than 350 little and teenager orphan girls.

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