More than 41,000 women missing in Gujarat in 5 years from 2016 to 2020

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) – According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, more than 41,000 girls have gone missing in the state of Gujarat between 2016 and 2020. The data shows as below –

Year Number of missing women
2016 7,105
2017 7,712
2018 9,246
2019 9,268
8,290 2020

Thus based on this the total number is about 41,621. The number of minor girls is not included in this data.

95% of the missing women traced by the Gujarat Police

In a tweet, the Gujarat Police debunked malicious reports and social media posts that said over 40,000 women have been missing in Gujarat during the period 2016-20. The law enforcement agency said that out of the 41,621 women who had gone missing, 39,497 or approximately 95% of the women were traced by the Gujarat Police and reunited with their families.

Editorial comment

It is now essential to declare the rise in the cases of missing girls and women as a national crisis. The Centre and State Governments should attempt to stop it on a war footing.

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