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Fri, 06 Dec 2019

Northeast Today

27,967 went missing in NE States during 2015-17

27,967 went missing in NE States during 2015-17
November 21
11:43 2019

NET Bureau

Nearly 28,000 people, including children and women, went missing from the eight North Eastern States during 2015-17, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Of the total of 27,967 people reported missing, the highest of 19,344 were from Assam, 4,455 from Tripura, 1,385 from Meghalaya, 999 from Manipur, 974 from Sikkim, 457 from Arunachal Pradesh, 343 from Nagaland and 10 from Mizoram, according to a written reply given by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
In Assam, a total of 2,169 children, 2,613 women and 1,528 men were reported missing in 2015. In 2016, 2,413 children, 3,439 women and 2,130 men were reported missing. Whereas in 2017, 1,651 children, 2,453 women and 948 men were reported missing, the minister said.
In Tripura, 166 children, 933 women and 642 men were reported missing in 2017 as against 197 children, 814 women and 540 men in 2016. In 2015, 179 children, 583 women and 401 men were reported missing.

In Meghalaya, 148 children, 136 women and 160 men were missing in 2017. A total of 184 children, 159 women and 155 men were reported missing in 2016 as against 179 children, 138 women and 126 men in 2015.

A total of 97 children, 131 women and 109 men were missing from Manipur in 2017 as against 186 children, 154 women and 154 men in 2016. In 2015, 70 children, 46 women and 52 men went missing. In Sikkim, 88 children, 225 women and 156 men were missing in 2017. In 2016, 150 children, 66 women and 37 men were missing as against 119 children, 77 women and 56 men in 2015.

In Arunachal Pradesh, 74 children, 112 women and eight men were reported missing in 2017 as against 61 children, 34 women and 13 men in 2016. In 2015, 105 children, 32 women and 18 men were missing.

In Nagaland, 103 children, 40 women and 22 men were missing in 2017. A total of 77 children, 20 women and 19 men were missing in 2016 as against 34 children, 17 women and 11 men in 2015. Only one child was reported missing from Mizoram in 2017. There was no missing person reported in 2016. While in 2015, three children, one women and five men were reported missing in the State.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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