Shillong, Oct. 8: A group of boys was allegedly circumcised at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), and a pressure group has vowed to take up the matter with the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights.
“We are shocked to know that on Sunday, minors were brought to NEIGHRIMS at Mawdiangdiang from Meherba Orphanage at Laban, Shillong. The children were brought to the casualty ward and their names were not even registered,” Civil Soc-iety Women’s Organisation president Agnes Kharshiing said.
She alleged that an urologist, instead of a general surgeon, performed the operation on the boys. When contacted, an NEIGRIHMS official declined comment.