Delhi government has recently taken a decision in forming Missing Person Squad (MPS) under the Crime Branch of the city police to search the missing children. It has also submitted a 14-page Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to Delhi high court.
Government response has come on direction given by the court for rehabilitating the missing children. Several organizations had filed a petition to the high court on Delhi policies failure to trace a large number of children who go missing from the capital every day and very few of them are traced by the police. Children are largely trafficked and used for child labour.
The court also taking note of the fact that school struck off names of the missing children. It has directed the education department to issue a circular for all the schools that this should not be done and the children can continue their school after being rescued.
SRRF dialogue has number of members who are working for missing children. Some of them can contribute to the discussion by bringing out the ground realities.
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