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GUJARAT POLICE LAUNCHES SPECIAL DRIVE TO FIND OUT MISSING CHILDREN IN STATE

GUJARAT POLICE LAUNCHES SPECIAL DRIVE TO FIND OUT MISSING CHILDREN IN STATE

Context

Gujarat police have launched a 15 day special drive to find out missing children in the state.

Details

  • It was announced by the state’s Director General of Police
  • All police stations, Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU), Missing Persons Cell and various branches of police like CCB, DCB, PCB and SOG are involved.
  • As per this, Police officials have been asked to visit observation homes and child care homes to find out missing and kidnapped children.
  • As per the Gujarat Police records, about 46,400 children went missing in Gujarat during the period from 2007 to 2020, out of which 43,783 children were found out eventually.
  • The ratio of success remained 94.36 percent.

Missing Children in India

  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports a higher number of missing children (63,407) in India every year.
  • Various reasons due to which children are missing
    • Abductions/kidnappings by family members, abductions/kidnappings carried out by non-family members or strangers.
    • Children who run away on their own or are forced to run away.
    • Children who are trafficked or smuggled or exploited for various purposes.

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