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Missing Children: A Two Way Approach (by Pooja Jaswani*, Kratika Singh Chauhan, Tanya Tyagi )



Our project on missing children was deliberated upon the media reports on the increase of the number of missing children in year 2013-2014. A thorough investigation was conducted in classifying the various trends in the increase of the registered number of missing cases in Delhi. Research study was divided into two major aspects i.e., interaction with the afflicted family (traced and untraced cases) and interaction with police authorities. In order to venture into the reasons we interacted with the families to find the actual causes, we came across two major findings at that level,(a) plight of children, where we interacted with the traced children about their missing and the after consequences they face from both external and internal factors.(b) plight of families, the second major finding was the interaction with the afflicted families of both traced and untraced children where we tried getting all the relevant reasons that the families thought would have led for their child gone missing. Field survey technique, semi structured interviews, review of various standing orders, Supreme Court judgments and NGO interventions were employed in the data collection. A callous attitude of families in registering cases was seen. In our project we followed a two way approach to determine the actual reasons for increasing cases of missing children. A rising trend of elopement and runaway among the traced children is concluded on the basis of the evidence collected from the field study.






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