Mother of four and a former teacher, Madhav and her family are proud of their Hindu identity and they are taking the law into their own hands when it comes to protecting their kids.
In one of their many Facebook posts, Madhatva Bhagalu, the mother of six and a teacher, has described how they are always looking for ways to protect their kids from sexual predators.
“I am a teacher in a madrasa in a small village and it is a very safe place for me to teach my kids, but it also happens that there are many sexual predators here,” Madhava Bhagalslava said.
She said she is aware of the sexual abuse and molestation of boys and girls in the area, but she is determined to fight it.
“When the news came about the incident in the temple, we all knew what was happening in the community.
There was a huge outcry in the society about the issue.
I thought that if we don’t take a stand, this will happen to our children.”
My kids, who are very innocent, were molested and assaulted and we were not able to take any action,” Madhatava Bhaggalu said.”
We have started the ‘Nirbhaya’ movement to raise awareness of sexual abuse, and we are hoping that the state government will take action.
“The incident in Chhota Bazar in the state of Karnataka came to light on January 9 when the victim, a 13-year-old boy, was reportedly assaulted and sexually assaulted by a group of boys.
A few days later, a police complaint was lodged against the perpetrators.
Police investigations have so far failed to uncover any evidence of the crime, and the matter has remained under the state’s Anti-Sexual Offences Act (AOSA).
The incident has brought to light the widespread and pervasive sexual abuse in the region, where boys are frequently subjected to gang rape, sexual molestation and physical abuse.
The situation is so prevalent that Madhva Bhaggalslva and her husband are using social media to educate other families in the district about the importance of the law to protect children.
The Bhagalislava brothers were shocked by the news.”
They had to go and talk to the police and to the court about it.
We are all in a state of shock and helplessness,” Madhapava Bhago, said. “
They had asked for the law so that they could protect their children from sexual abuse.”
“We are all in a state of shock and helplessness,” Madhapava Bhago, said.
“We had tried everything to raise our children to be a good and happy person.
It’s sad that we are now at this stage.”
The ‘Nimmoji’ movementThe ‘Bhagalug’ movement started in April, and has spread across India.
Madhiva Bhagalgava says her movement has brought awareness to the issue, which is also being taken up by her parents and sisters.
“The girls who are raped and molested by their fathers have to go to a counselling centre and have counselling, but the boys have to face the same issues,” Madha Bhagalta said.
Her sister, Madi, told NDtv that the ‘Bagalag’ movement is gaining traction in Karnataka.
“It has gone beyond the district, but we are very proud of it,” Madi Bhagaloslava, said.
“I have a daughter who is a student at a college and has been raped and sexually molested, but her father didn’t intervene.
That’s why the movement is so strong.
It is a big movement, but I am also happy that the women in the village are using the social media and taking action.”
Bhalgagava said she would take a “prayerful” stand for her kids if the state did not act.
“If we don.
the law will have to be passed and then we can take our children out of the house.
They will be safe in the house,” Madhmav Bhagalia said.
“I have already started using Facebook and WhatsApp to tell the other families what is happening and how to protect our kids.
We are ready to go any distance.
We want our kids to be happy.
They don’t need any help.”
The Baghalug movement is not just a movement to protect girls from sexual exploitation.
Madhapav Bhaga said that they are also doing a lot of work for their community.
“Every morning we go to the school to get the children ready for school,” Madbhav Bhagan said.