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DCW suggests changes for Nirmal Chhaya home

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), which had identified several irregularities in the beggar home at Nirmal Chhaya Complex that houses detained foreigners, has made recommendations to the Delhi government’s Social Welfare Department.

At present, the beggar home houses two women — one from Kenya and another from Uzbekistan.

Notice to Delhi Police

On Friday, the DCW had issued notice to the Delhi Police and the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in connection with the complaints about detention of foreign nationals at the beggar home.

‘Resolve security issues’

“The Social Welfare Department should run the detention home of the FRRO and ensure a life of dignity for the detainees. It should also take up the matter with the L-G to resolve security issues there. The matter of the creation of a separate home for this purpose should be taken up with higher authorities,” said Swati Maliwal, DCW chief.

A DCW team had first inspected the facility last month and found the place to be unhygienic, lacking security and basic facilities. “We found that the two women had only one pair of clothes and undergarments for around a month. The department should ensure that clothes are provided to detainees. Also, mattresses should be changed regularly,” Ms. Maliwal said.

English-speaking staff

The Commission has also suggested that English-speaking staff be brought in to ensure that foreign nationals are able to communicate the issues they face.


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