Over 2 lakh children disappeared within three years...

New Delhi: During the last three years, 215,028 children disappeared in 35 states and Union territories across the country. Out of these, 64,050 remain untraceable.

According to the National Record Bureau (NRB), 68,227 children disappeared in 2009, while 77,133 children disappeared in 2010, and 59,668 children went missing in 2011.

According to the NRB figures, 18,166 children could not be traced out of those who disappeared in 2009, 22,236 could not be traced out of those who went missing in 2010 while 22,648 remain untraced out of the children who went missing in 2011.

According to these figures, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi top the list with over 5,000 missing children each year.

Aaliya Khan

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 4

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