National capital is safe place for children says delhi cops

Vastavam web: Delhi police assured national capital is a secure place for children as the force stressed today that locating missing children is a “high priority” task for them.”Locating missing children is a high priority area for the police. We are committed to make the city developing, encouraging and protective for its children through operations like ‘Muskan’ and ‘Smile’,” Delhi Police spokesperson Dependra Pathak said.He added that all the stakeholders need to have a professional approach towards this issue.As part of the new collaboration, the police and CRY will hold awareness drives in vulnerable areas and also encourage people to take proactive steps to ensure that the rights of children are protected and honoured.
In a symbolic gesture, during the event at India Gate, personnel from the police and Border Security Force (BSF) along with volunteers of CRY and general public created a human chain to raise awareness about child labour.Pathak added that the collaboration was necessary to gain assistance from people who have expertise in handling issues relating to children that are “sensitive” in nature.”Professional acumen is required to handle the issue as the world of children is sensitive,” he said.
According to the 2011 census, there has been an increase of 31 per cent in the number of working children between the ages of five and nine.”Despite all efforts, there has been a mere decrease of just 2.2 per cent per year in the number of working children between the age of five and fourteen,” CRY said.