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Missing Children in India

Missing children in India is among the most serious issues in child protection. A large number of children go missing each year. Several factors for a child going missing include the linkage of missing children with child trafficking. Considering the seriousness of the issue, especially over the past decade or so, there has been a multipronged approach in India towards expediting the tracing of missing children. This article briefly examines the different categories of missing children, and incidence/prevalence of missing children. It affirms the need for contextualising the issue of missing children within the larger discourse of child vulnerability, marginalisation, and child protection.

Child Abuse: Confronting Reality

The Study on Child Abuse: India 2007, brought out by the ministry of women and child development, throws up an alarming picture of the extent to which children are ill-treated in the country, though a close look at the methodology used indicates some overestimation. Child abuse and neglect is an issue that demands an urgent response from society and the state. Compounding factors like poverty and gender also need to be addressed.
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