The Delhi government has asked child welfare committees to give accounts of trafficking-related cases where they faced resistance from police while registering FIRs.
Kiran Walia, the Delhi minister for social welfare, women and child development, at a meeting on Friday asked the Delhi police to sensitise the officers on issues they might be faced with while dealing with cases of trafficking of girls and missing children.
To curb trafficking of young girls, the state government has decided to form a task force to study the pattern of trafficking. The Delhi government has asked the committees to co-ordinate with various states to get to the root of the problem.
Walia added that there was a need to keep a check on placement agencies.
“There have been incidents of child abuse and mismanagement in different NGO-run homes. Officials of the committees have said that on several occasions, police officers didn’t co-operate with them while dealing with trafficking-related cases,” said Walia.
“We need inter-state coordination to curb the problems of trafficking and missing children,” she said.
The police said that in most of the cases, children ran away because of a fear of their parents, abuse and poverty or for their own pleasure and to explore new things and to see new places.