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BJP leader Kirit Somaiya demands probe into disappearance of 21 young girls from Govandi this year

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya made a shocking revelation regarding the disappearance of 21 young girls from Govandi this year. Despite the fact that the city was under lockdown for five months this year, up to November 21 young girls including 8 minors were reported missing.

It is a matter of concern as to where these girls went and who was involved in their disappearance. It must be noted that in a span of 14 days between 29th October and 11th November alone 4 girls have gone missing within the jurisdiction of the Govandi police station.

Tweeting about this, the ex-BJP MP alleged that most of them had been cheated and exploited. Although 17 of these girls returned home after a few months, Somaiya has demanded a high-level inquiry to know the mystery behind these disappearances and what the girls went through in addition to the reason behind it as well as the mastermind involved in the case.

As per statistics released last month by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), every day an alarming 105 females go missing and it is a matter of grave concern that about 17 females are kidnapped every day by the human trafficking mafia. Shockingly Maharashtra stands at the number one position as far as the number of missing women and trafficking cases at the national level are concerned.

Of the 989 cases of trafficking in 2019, 88 percent were women and 6 percent were children. Human trafficking is done for bonded labor, organ trafficking, drug pedaling, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, etc. In the case of Maharashtra, 95.6 percent of female trafficking was done with the intention of sexual exploitation through prostitution.

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya also submitted a written complaint in this regard during his visit to the Govandi, Mankhurd, Deonar, and Shivajinagar police stations today. He has raised questions regarding the indifference shown by the police and the lack of serious action despite the fact that 8 girls are in the 14 to 17 age group.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also taken cognizance of the issue and written to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) asking for their intervention in the matter. NCW has asked the authorities to look into the possibility of human trafficking in these cases and also sought a detailed action taken report from the concerned authorities.

(Featured Image Source: TV9 Marathi)

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