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Child trafficking gets short shrift as forces too strained

Child protection groups are worried about unaccompanied children in Uttarakhand

During natural calamities such as the horrific floods and devastation in Uttarakhand, ensuring safety and protection to children, especially young girls, is among the government’s priorities. More so, because there is a danger of girls being trafficked when the administration is caught up in rescue and relief operations. Child protection groups are worried about unaccompanied children in Uttarakhand. “We have sent an advisory to the state government to take necessary action, keeping in mind the experiences from recent natural disasters where children are most vulnerable ...