India: Cases of runaway kids soar in Mumbai; Railways take steps to ensure protection of kids
India's financial capital city Mumbai is observing a new trend this year. The number of cases of runaway kids seems to have increased. Meanwhile, Indian Railways has taken a step to ensure protection of runaway kids.
Sometimes children run away from home due to insecure family circumstances, fights between siblings, cruelty from parents, and sometimes just for the thrill of it.
Piano Matron Nee Nee
No one should be homeless, especially kids
I am glad that Gov't officials are taking matter very seriously otherwise these innocent kids can fall into traffickers hands and will be misused.
The kids just need a break from their parent(s) + home life + school. Start an after school program that is a hybrid of fun/adventure & study time amongst their peer group.
They ran away for a reason ffs
It's a tragic saga. Don't trivialize by calling it bizarre
Why blame the city/government?
If the child feels running away is a safer option, then he doesn't feel safe at home.
The question the government should be asking is " why are these kids running away"? From there....The government can proffer solution.
Some day these kids will become PM of India...
A nation with too many families that can't take care of their children will not see a bright future ahead,
Govt did nothing for common and needy people
Unbelievable that such a thing could happen....India is worse than I thought
The one who makes deceptive abduls cry
Children are the Future of Bharat. I forgot to mention something. Child traffickers should either get the death penalty or sent to prison for atleast a 100 years.
They are running away for a reason! What's the ROOT cause, what is the antedote!!!!!
Vishnu Narayanan Poonthottath
Put a whatsapp number on every coach to sent unattended/suspicious children's photos to be sent to.
Every day Over thousands of kids go missing in India
Poverty breeds poverty and they will never learn as a society.
The govt of India must help out the families with children living in poverty.
The children living with one parent are more vulnerable to all sort of difficulties, as that parent will have to go to work leaving the children at home on their own.
These families need financial assistance from the govt.
I would investigate if there is physical or sexual abuse going on by the uncle
'Run away train never gone back'
It’s a problem is every country, some a much bigger issue.
There are also child traffickers in all countries.
Worlds largest poor population
Those kids are smart they’re trying to get out of that shit hole
Are you sure they are runaways and not victims of aductions?
Phobia and Hatred are the root causes of negativity in the world!
Good job there, India
You are trying to make us believe kids run away from loving homes. This is not true.
The 10 year old boy ran away because he was afraid of school and getting beatings? So he felt and was unsafe in his environment
City of Dreams & Problems
This is how India is
Just blame the system!
Poverty in India is unimaginable