Delhi seems to be becoming a hub for human trafficking. In first twenty odd days of January itself as many as 117 children have gone missing from Delhi (almost 5 per day). These are the figures as reported to police and exclude children gone missing but not reported by their families. Most of the children appear to belong from impoverished colonies of Delhi. Families fear that their children have been kidnapped or forced into prostitution, bonded labour, beggary and child marriage.
However Police do not seem to be sufficiently sensitised in this regard, as there is no special cells which is looking into the underlying causes for this trend in increase in the numbers of missing children.
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