UP sees worrying rise in cases of missing children, reveals RTI

There has been a constant increase in the number of children who go missing every year in Uttar Pradesh, an RTI filed with the State Crime Records Bureau has revealed.


The RTI, filed by Syed Pervez of Indian Social Institute, shows between 2015 and 2017, 8,695 children were recorded missing in Uttar Pradesh, of which 4,834 children were reunited with their families. Worryingly, however, 3,861 children continue to remain missing.

In 2015, a total of 2,660 children were recorded as missing of which 1,124 remain missing. The figure rose to 2,884 in 2016 of which 1,195 remain missing. In 2017, the situation got worse: 3,151 children were recorded as missing of which around half (1,542) continue to remain missing. 

Syed Pervez said the RTI showed a worrying trend which must be addressed. “The Supreme Court has time and again expressed deep anguish to a lot of Indian states over the rise in cases of missing children including UP. The government does not seem serious at addressing this issue,” he added.

Courtesy: Two Circles



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