In 3 years, 40,000 lived in Delhi's Child Care Institutions: NCPCR
New Delhi: In last three years, Capital witnessed more than 40,000 children living inside Child Care Institutions (CCI) in Delhi. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) claimed that they got the reply after a letter which was written by them to State Child Protection Society where they told them to search the children hailing from different states living in children home and hand over to the concerned states so that there can be an effort to reunite them.
According to NCPCR, the data claimed that in the year 2014 to 2015 more than 14,000 children were there in CCI whereas in the year 2015 to 2016 it was more than 17,500 while more than 16,200 children were there in 2016-2017.
Apart from Delhi other states and union territories like Puducherry, Assam, Chattisgarh, Punjab and Chandigarh have also sent their replies to the commission about how many children of the different states have been living in their state.
The further data also stated that in the year 2014-15 more than 11,000 children moved out from the CCI whereas in 2015-16 more than 13,700 and in 2016-17 more than 12,000 children were either reunited with their families or transferred to another state CCI.
The commission has given more focus on tracing the missing children and reuniting them with their families. According to the child rights body, it should be the responsibility of the state to take care of their children and during the investigation, they have found that a missing child wants to get reunited with his or her family as it was very tough for them to stay away from them.
Yashwant Jain member NCPCR stated that they are taking the issue of missing seriously and want the children should reunite with their family. "If a missing child is speaking the language of other states the minor should be handed to his native state as there are chances of getting reunited with the family," said Yashwant Jain adding that the other reason of handling the missing child as the minor can feel comfortable in his state environment.
In a bid to reunite the missing children, they have written to the concerned department of all states and union territory to check their children home and find out how many children of different states are there. Soon the commission will also hold the meeting with concerned stakeholders in this regard.