Being alert of your surroundings can be of great help sometimes.
This man is a case in point whose alertness on board a train in Uttar Pradesh helped save 25 minor girls from human trafficking.
Adarsh Shrivastava travelling by the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Avadh Express, noticed a group of girls crying and feeling uncomfortable in the same coach as his. He quickly tweeted out the train's location and other details.
I am traveling in Avadh express(19040). in s5. in my coach their are 25 girls all are juvenile some of them are crying and all feeling unsecure.@RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @PMOIndia @PiyushGoyalOffc @narendramodi @manojsinhabjp @yogi— Adarsh Shrivastava (@AdarshS74227065) July 5, 2018
subject to human trafficking )my current station is Hari Nagar my next station is BAGAHA and then Gorakhpur.kindly help them out. Please help.@RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal @PiyushGoyalOffc @PMOIndia @narendramodi @rajnathsingh— Adarsh Shrivastava (@AdarshS74227065) July 5, 2018
His presence of mind is seen in the fact that he tagged the Railway Minister, PMO, U.P. CM, and other concerned authorities.
Quick action was taken by the Indian Railways, and within hours of the tweet alert, officials in Varanasi and Lucknow along with Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force personnel rescued the girls.
Later, the families of the minor girls were informed about them.
2/2 परिजनों को सुचना दी गयी है I परिजनों के आने के बाद विधिक कार्यवाई अमल में लायी जाएगी— DSC/RPF/LJN (@dscrpfljn) July 5, 2018
According to a report by the Indian Express, the man had created a new Twitter account to send out the alert.
He created the account for this very purpose it seems and it paid off. SM does wonders sometimes. 👏— Petrificus Totalus (@n23pandey) July 6, 2018
The man is also being lauded by Twitterati for his bravery and presence of mind.
Great work dear, you saved so many lives today, god bless you— Neeraj Arora (@aroraneerajk) July 6, 2018
This is the best possible way to use our social media, inspiration to all and salute to adarsh Shrivastava, we all proud of you 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/7Zxz2cQBAN— VIPUL (@shri_vipul) July 6, 2018
You saved 25 Generations. Kudos Mr.Adarsh Ji. Claps and Salute.— அன்பா பேசுவோம் 😁😎 (@NaanHum) July 7, 2018
Some also showed concern for his security after undertaking this daring task.
Respect for u Adarsh Ji.. But I also urge the @HMOIndia to look at the security of him. Im suggesting Adarsh Ji to not reveal his identity in public— Suditya (@dsuditya) July 7, 2018
Thank youYes definitely I will not disclose my identity— Adarsh Shrivastava (@AdarshS74227065) July 7, 2018