Gurdaspur: At the age of playing with toys, seven innocent infants had been forced to live in Central Jail Gurdaspur for no fault of theirs. In fact the tiny tots had been lodged with their mothers in women jail situated in Central jail. The main worry of mothers behind the cells for various crimes is education of their kids.
According to information available there are seven women inmates in Central Jail Gurdaspur, six of them facing life imprisonment and another woman is serving a sentence of two years. One of the female convicts had delivered a child in the jail a few days ago.
The jail authorities seem helpless in sending the infants outside the jail. The children have been lodged in the jail after getting permission from the DGP(jail) and Deputy Commissioner. DC had given nod to bear the expenses of milk and fruits, which are being provided to kids.
Similarly, the Child Welfare Council Gurdaspur have opened a crèche in the jail where the kids get education but the mothers are concerned about hindrances their children are going through. When contacted Jail Superintendent Dilbag Singh said that jail authorities have sent the request to higher authorities to let children study in schools outside the jail.
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