Read the thrilling story of how one tweet saved 26 minor girls

How many times have we seen the social media playing the key role in finding the missing ones, rescuing people’s lives? Just one emergency message and people do their part by sharing it on social media. The more the shares, the better the information gets passed on to all snippets of the internet platform.

In the latest incident, a single tweet from one person saved 26 girls. It was just a couple of days ago, on July 5th a traveller in the Avadh Express tweeted to various ministers and ministries of the PM Narendra Modi government after he noticed a doubtful activity that was going on in the train when he saw 26 girls in the age of 10 to 14 years petrified in fear.

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“I am travelling in Avadh express(19040). in s5. in my coach there are 25 girls all are juvenile some of them are crying and all feeling insecure. Adarsh Shrivastava further tweeted, “Subject to human trafficking )my current station is Hari Nagar my next station is BAGAHA and then Gorakhpur. kindly help them out. Please help.”

In his tweets, the commuter Adarsh had tagged Ministry of Railways, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of State (MoS) Railways and Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Home Minister Rajanath Singh.

Soon the tweet alerted Indian Railways Seva’s Twitter handle and it informed the Railway Protection Force to look into the matter. Soon the officials in Varanasi and Lucknow along with Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) sprung into action and rescued the girls within few hours. The operation was executed by the GRP at Gorakhpur along with Childline as well as the anti-trafficking unit of the police.

During the intense operation, few Railway Protection Force personnel boarded the train at Kaptanganj station and directed them to Gorakhpur in civil clothes.

The Railway Protection Force in its statement said the girls were Idgah and now are safely handed over to the child welfare committee. 26 girls were found with two men, aged 22 and 55 years. It is learnt that all of them are from West Champaran in Bihar. When asled the girls, they were not able to answer. Their parents have been informed about the incident and the accused men have been taken into custody.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.