A shocking news has come from Gujarat. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, a Government nodal agency more than 40 thousand women missing in Gujarat within 5 years, revealed by NCRB data
If official figures are to be believed, over 40,000 women went missing in Gujarat during the five years.
According to the data 7,105 women went missing in the year 2016,
7,712 in the year 2017, 9,246 in the year 2018 and 9,268 in the year 2019.
And in the year 2020, 8,290 women were reported missing. In five years, their total number has reached 41,621.
According to a statement made by the state’s BJP government in the Gujarat Assembly in 2021, 4,722 women had gone missing in just one year (2019-20) in Ahmedabad and Vadodara.
This news is considered very alarming due to the fact Gujarat being the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and in the state of Gujarat where the BJP government is ruling for the last 30 years.
In an alarming disclosure As reported by The New Indian Express, Sudhir Sinha, a former IPS officer and member of the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission, said,
“In some cases of missing, I have seen that girls and women are sometimes sent to states other than Gujarat and forced into prostitution.”
He said, “The problem with the police system is that it does not take missing cases seriously. Such cases are more serious than murder. Let’s wait for years, and a missing case should be investigated with the same rigor as a murder case.”
“Missing persons cases are often ignored by the police as they are investigated in the British era way,” Sinha said.
Former Additional Director General of Police Dr. Rajan Priyadarshi said that human trafficking is responsible for the disappearance of the girls.
“During my tenure, I saw that most of the missing women are picked up by gangs engaged in illegal human trafficking who take them to another state and sell them.”
Dr. Rajan Priyadarshi said, “When I was the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Kheda district, a man from Uttar Pradesh who was working as a laborer in the district picked up a poor girl and took her to his native place. He was taken to the state and sold, where he was employed as a laborer in the fields. We managed to rescue him, but in many cases this does not happen.
Hiren Banker, a Gujarat Congress spokesperson, said, “BJP leaders talk about women in Kerala, but in Gujarat, the home state of the country’s PM and home minister, more than 40,000 women are missing.”