外文标题：One lakh children go missing in India every year: Home ministry
NEW DELHI: On February 5, 2013, a Supreme Court bench, angry over 1.7 lakh missing children and the government's apathy towards the issue, had remarked: "Nobody seems to care about missing children. This is the irony."
Close to one and a half years later, government data show over 1.5 lakh more children have gone missing, and the situation remains the same with an average of 45% of them remaining untraced.
Data on missing children put out by the home ministry last month in Parliament show that over 3.25 lakh children went missing between 2011 and 2014 (till June) at an average of nearly 1 lakh children going missing every year.
Compare this to our trouble-torn neighbour Pakistan where according to official figures around 3,000 children go missing every year. If population is an issue, then one could look at China, the most populous nation, where official figures put the number of missing children at around 10,000 every year.
National Crime Records Bureau, in fact, deciphers missing children figures in India in terms of one child going missing in the country every eight minutes.
More worryingly, 55% per cent of those missing are girls and 45% of all missing children have remained untraceable as yet raising fears of them having been either killed or pushed into begging or prostitution rackets.
lucky singla (Unknown)
this is a big worry, ultimately these kids will be misused in some illegal activity like begging/ crime etc
May be their kidneys, eyes and other parts are sold. And are begging in streets.. or in to pros-ti-tution. Who knows....
Indians are generally careless and prefer to leave things in the hand of God! And we see the result. God does not help somebody who does not help himself!
Now the lazy Indian citizen will ask Modi to look for the children and bring them back to their careless parents.
Nishi kant (Silliguri)
Serious govt.must act right now just giving figure is not going to change the apathy of those children who go missing and the pain of the parent.
Siba Parija (Unknown)
They are not missing rather engaged in misconduct acts. Multiple acts like snatching, theft, rape, murder, begging, prostitution, black mail and so on. Police should go in detail to trace out the missing or kidnapped.
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Ajit Kumar (banglore)
This is a serious matter of concern for the country , this might be the human trafficking and these innocent children may be forcefully involved in illegal work. Govt should set up a committee to keep eye on all this on going anti social activities against the childrens. Stay Happy
People are not bothered as those are from poor families.
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amei_sam (Location) replies to harisha_bandari
Yes you right these poor people were need only during election.
No missing they are in Islam countries having training in Jihadi camp.
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aam aadmi (NEPAL)
GIRLS ARE SMUGGLES FOR PROSTITUTION.ARE THROWN IN THE SKIN BUSINESS IN BIG CITYES. LIKE MUMBAI DELHI , CALCUTTA.....,
Yes amei you are right... Recently there was a news in kerala where they caught two bogies of a train carrying nearly 800 childrens who were smuggled to kerala from north india... But this news died in 2 days and never hit the national news channels.... They say these kids were sold to different orphanages in kerala....
RAMESH KUMAR (Unknown)
It only happens in India....
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Manivannan Chennai (Unknown) replies to RAMESH KUMAR
Happening in other countries as well, but this is very high degree!
Jagannath Tripathy (Jaipur)
Very shocking figures. Most of these untraced children go into the profession of begging and prostitution in future.
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I hope a FB page is dedicated to MISSING CHILDREN. Anyone FB user can post/contribute the picture of a child, giving details of the place he/she is found in suspicious circumstances. This will lead the unfortunate kids to their parents.
it is more than the isreal killing the Palestinian kids in palestine
Rama Nageshwara Rao (Hyderabad)
oh my god, that's very big number. These numbers asks lot of questions to our society and us.