Kozhikode: Joint efforts of district legal service authority (DLSA), Asha Bhavan and the district administration have helped three Karnataka women to return home after three decades.
The DLSA located their homes with the help of Karnataka police and later they brought their relatives here. They were sent back after proper treatment and rehabilitation.
“It was only after confirming their identity we arranged their transportation,” district sub-judge R.L. Baiju said.
"The procedures are long to send back such people, but we got a letter from the district collector and moved ahead with the process fast."
The women reached the Asha Bhavan from the Mental Health Center, Kuthiravattom, where they had shifted from the railway station three decades ago. Later, after their condition became better, the Asha Bhavan accommodated them.
“The efforts of DLSA are indeed praiseworthy. Mr Baiju himself contributed Rs 20,000 for transportation and other arrangements without waiting for the government assistance, which takes a long time,” collector N. Prasanth said.
"We have sufficient police officers escorting on their way back home,” he added....