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Bedroom of a Satra monastery, Majuli
The Satra monastery bedrooms, Majuli-Assam- Bardan Hazarika 18, was my escort around the monastery. He said he was studying in class 9th and his parents brought him to the Satra when he was only five. He also took me to his room which he shares with a small boy. In fact all adults share a room with a small boy to take care the latter i am told. With so many monastic orders including the ISKCON and the Catholic Monasteries embroiled in child abuse cases, i was somewhat disconcerted by this bit of news.