40,000 Children Missing in Bihar

This is an article from a few weeks back published in the Times of India:

“PATNA: The magnitude of human trafficking in Bihar is alarming as about 35,000 to 40,000 children from the state were missing and nobody knew about their whereabouts, said former Delhi police commissioner Amod Kanth. There was no human development indicator in Bihar, resulting in the frequent use of child labour and violation of law dealing with it, he said.

Speaking on the first day of the three-day seminar on ‘Training of Master trainers: To combat human trafficking’, organized jointly by the crime investigation department (CID) of Bihar police and Save the Children, a civil society organization, here on Monday, Kanth stressed the need to redefine human trafficking as the present definition did not deal with the issue in its entirety. The Central government was working on a new manual to make it clear, he said, adding that the Immoral Trafficking Act discussed only about commercialization of sex and the Juvenile Justice Act talked only about children between 6 and 8 years of age.”

1 Comment

  1. andy cottrell said,

    April 28, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Bihar is, even by Indian standards, experiencing an unprecedented population explosion. Orphanges there, as well as across India, find dozens of unwanted children, mainly girls, each and every morning. One can only imagine how many of these babies end up in the confines of the traffickers and their extended operations. Here’s hoping Green Tara can provide many with the abilities to escape that fate. ;{.)

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