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The number of missing children in Jammu and Kashmir, and in almost all the parts of country call for an immediate action against heinous network of human trafficking. The missing of a child destroys entire family and means life long pain . The recent missing of child from Awoora Kupwara has caused tremendous pain to his family and society .Recently, Former Rajya Sabha member and senior leader, Mir Mohammad Fayaz announced an additional reward of Rs 2 lacs for those who give any information about missing child from Awoora area of Kupwara district.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mir Fayaz wrote, “I feel & share the pain of this missing child. In this time of distress, apart from District Police Kupwara reward, I, hereby, announce an additional amount of Rs 2 lacs from my side, if anyone gives information about his whereabouts.”
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Imam Din also visited the home of an 8-year-old boy. He was accompanied by SSP Kupwara, Yougal Manhas; concerned DDC Member and BDC Chairperson, besides, officers.On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner expressed sympathy with the family of the missing child and said that the administration is standing shoulder to shoulder with them in tracing out their child. He appealed to the people to support the police and administration in finding the child.The data on missing children in Jammu and Kashmir is worrisome to say the least .National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data has revealed that 627 children have gone missing in Jammu and Kashmir by 2020. They include 350 boys and 277 girls. In 2020 alone, 230 children including 167 girls and 63 boys went missing in Jammu and Kashmir.The NCRB data suggested that the recovery rate of the missing children in Jammu and Kashmir is a mere 29.2 percent.We have many heart rending examples in this regard. Mehran from Srinagar , three-and-a-half-year-old boy who went missing outside his home 13 years ago and remains untraceable, causing much trauma to his family and parents .
The country level data of missing children is also painful. Every eight minutes, a child goes missing in India. According to the annual National Crime Record Bureau’s (NCRB) “Crime in India” 2019 report, a total of 73,138 children were reported missing last year. The report also states that the number of missing children has increased by 8.9% in 2019.
The need of the hour is that in the entire country a strong mechanism is brought into place that crushes evil forces behind missing of our children. Missing of a child is a worst catastrophe for family.