How a tweet saved 26 girls being human trafficked
Technology when paired with human kindness can be an incredible thing, literally performing miracles!
Twenty-six girls were rescued whilst on the brink of being taken by human traffickers after a vigilant passenger sent out a timely tweet.
The passenger, who has been called a hero, named Adarsh Shrivastava was traveling on a train in the northern Indian state of Uttah Pradesh. He then noticed something suspicious, inside the cabin he was travelling in, he noticed a very large group of juvenile girls, all of them clearly uneasy, and some visibly upset.
Shrivastava quickly got his phone out and tweeted at railway authorities in the hopes of alerting them of the situation.
A few stops later, thankfully, plain-clothed railway police officers boarded the train and successfully rescued the 26 girls.
Two men were also arrested, reported the Hindustan Times, citing the railway officials.
The girls were later transferred to state child welfare authorities, who are working hard on reconnecting them with their families and parents.
Despite being hailed a hero by many on social media, Shrivastava said in response, “Thanks, but as a citizen of India it’s our responsibility to help people.”