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Over 400 kids rescued from Guwahati station in one and half year

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Guwahati, Nov 17: More than 400 children have been rescued by Railway Childline from Guwahati railway station between July 2015 and November this year.

While most of the rescued children had been abandoned by their parents, some were ruways and victims of substance abuse. Some of the children had also been listed as missing and some others are victims of trafficking. The Railway Childline is a joint project of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Railways to ensure the care and protection, security and well-being of ruway, uccompanied and trafficked children who come in contact with the railways. It was launched in 20 stations last year in association with Childline India Foundation. An official of RCL Guwahati, said, “During the period from July 20, 2015 to March 31, 2016, we recued 201 children. On the other hand, we have rescued 210 children between April 1 and November 13 this year.” “We deal with children found uccompanied on the premises of railway stations, children who need medical help and who suffer from physical, sexual and emotiol abuse in family or schools,” he said.

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