Take a Note: There’s been a Sharp Rise of Crimes against Minors

A total number of 89,423 crimes against children were reported in 2014. The number rose steeply to 94,172 in 2015 and 1,05,785 in 2016.

From 2014 to 2016, the number of crimes recorded under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) went up from 8,904 to 35,980, resulting in a 4X jump.

Crimes against children are on the rise – in India, children are the most vulnerable souls on earth to come under the deadly grips of sexual abuse, trafficking and slavery. In the last 6 years, crimes committed against children have increased threefold, and the numbers are still rising.

Recently, Stuti Narain Kacker, the appointed National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) admitted lack of education, gender discrimination, ancient cultural biases and poverty are root-causes of child trafficking. Last year, she asked to develop a 360-degree “multi-sector action plan” to combat child trafficking in India.

Going by the statistics, each day more than 290 children are lost in the dark and dingy world of trafficking, slavery and manual labor, especially those that falls below 12 years of age. The fate of these trafficked children remains largely undecided. But if we as a society come forward in association with top human trafficking organizations, we can bring in a change for sure. In India, there are a lot many NGOs fighting human trafficking, and Missing is one of them. With engaging pieces of art, Missing is on an endeavor to raise awareness among public about trafficking.

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