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2,100 kids go missing in Delhi so far this year

It is alarming that most of these children are girls, raising concerns that they might be forced into prostitution.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 17, 2015 10:17 am
delhi Missing children, delhi kids, delhi children, Delhi, delhi missing kids, delhi news, indian express Although police manage to trace more than half of these children every year, but a large number of them are never rescued.

More than 2,100 children have gone missing in the national capital till April 15 this year, continuing the disturbing trend of 20 kids disappearing from the city everyday for the last few years.

Although police manage to trace more than half of these children every year, but a large number of them are never rescued. What is more alarming is the fact that most of these children are girls, raising concerns that they might be forced into prostitution.

According to Delhi Police data, 2,168 children have been reported missing in the city till April 15 this year, of which 1,212 were girls and 956 boys. Although 1,202 children were rescued, 586 girls and 380 boys are yet to be found.

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Last year, 7,572 children went missing from Delhi out of which 4,166 were girls and 3,406 boys. Although police brought back 5,695 children to their homes, 1,877 kids including 1,199 girls were yet to be traced. In 2013, 5,809 children went missing, of which 1,025 were yet to be traced while 3,686 had gone missing the previous year.

“Fear of studies, peer pressure, family dispute, elopement, scolding by parents were some of the reasons why children flee their homes on their own while organised gangs are involved in cases of kidnapping and sex trafficking,” said a senior police official.

Delhi Police have launched several initiatives to curb this trend which include project “SNEH” under which Juvenile Welfare Officers of police stations work in close coordination with NGOs and undertake awareness programmes.

Anti-Human Trafficking Units have been formed in each districts and in the Crime Branch and has formulated Standard Operating Procedure in case of missing children which mandates prompt registration of FIR.

As it emerged that children from poor families living in unauthorised colonies and slum clusters are more vulnerable, police launched ‘Pehchaan’, under which kids are photographed and a copy of which is handed over to their parents.

“This has been done as it was observed in many cases that when children from families of poor financial background go missing, families were not even able to provide us with their pictures,” the official added.

Delhi Police have also launched ‘Operation Milap’, aimed at uniting missing children with their parents under which 89 kids have been restored with their families so far. Under the scheme which was launched in December last, Crime Branch officials check each and every child in the Children Homes and make all out efforts to get any clue about their parents/home so that they can be restored properly.

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    Sreekumar K
    May 18, 2015 at 9:24 pm
    Why don't you raid the Muslim children's homes in Kerala? Recently over 400 children were recruited without proper records.
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      dinanath chauhan
      Aug 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm
      6. North-East Delhi 287 287 7. North-West Delhi 449 449 8. Outer Delhi 718 718 9. South Delhi 286 286 10. South –East Delhi 448 448 11. South-West Delhi 265 265 12. West Delhi 479 479 Total 3679 47.67% increases in missing children in Year 2015 only in DElhi Missing children data new Missing children between 23/7/14 to 23/7/15 (According to zee net) one year S.N Disst No of missing children Total 1 Central Delhi 150 150 2. Crime and railway 27 27 3. East Delhi Distt 264 264 4 New Delhi 34 34 5. North Delhi 72 72 Missing children data new Missing children between 23/7/13 to 23/7/14 (According to zee net) one year S.N Distt No of missing children Total 1. Central Delhi 68 68 2. Crime and railway 20 20 3. East Delhi 125 125 4. New Delhi 31 31 5. North Delhi 43 43 6. North-East Delhi 280 280 7. North-West Delhi 234 234 8. Outer Delhi 430 430 9. South-East Delhi 270 270 10. South-West Delhi 182 182 11. West Delhi 240 240 12. IGI Airport 2 2 Total 1925 -Number one district for missing children is Outer Delhi , number two is North-East Delhi and third is West Delhi -from 23/7/13 to 23/7/14 total no of missing children was 1925 and year 23/7/14 to 23/7/15 total no of Missing children was 3679, 3679-1925=1754 increased -47.67% increases in missing children in Year 2015 only in DElhi India has law in 200 pages for missing children still there is an increasing even in Delhi in 2015 to 48 %p compared 2014 .disappearances Delhi High Court gave 8 orders , 2 orders by Supreme Court , and repeated Circulars by home Ministry. Only awareness and sensation Can stop this issue. We are working as a group of ociations for the prevention of missing children through campaign. We have already done Awareness Campaign on Missing Children which was joint effort of Delhi Legal Services Authority, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Paramjyoti Sewa Foundation and Child Welfare Committee to expedite counseling of parents, community awareness and search of missing children in Delhi. To deal with the issue of missing children, we need to launch social awareness campaign, regarding missing children so that the numbers of missing children are reduced. To achieve the aforesaid objective we are planning to launch following campaign: Launching of Child Safety Band: It is a wrist band meant for children, where details about child can be placed safely, such as address, name, age etc. So that the address of the child can be located, once the child goes missing. Regards dinanath chauhan Founder member Param jyoti Sewa Foundation Add-Flat-P first floor Sagar Appartment 6- Tilak Marg New Delhi-110001 Mo-9971054285,9911665079 web:psfmc Contact for Detail: Dinanath chauhan 9911665079