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72,757 girls, women missing in Telugu States: Centre

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PNS | VIJAYAWADA

The BJP-led Central government has revealed stunning facts about the disappearance of girls and women in the Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra gave a written reply to the questions asked by several members of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The Home Department has revealed that thousands of girls and women go missing in Telugu states every year. Replying to the questions of the members of the house, the minister stated that 72,767 girls and women have disappeared in the last three years in the two Telugu states. Among them, 15,994 are girls and 56,773 are women. According to the statistics of the National Crime Records Bureau, the cases of disappearance of women in Telugu states are increasing every year.

The Union Minister revealed that a total of 7,928 girls and 22,278 women disappeared in AP in the three years from 2019 to 2021. As many as 2,186 girls and 6,252 women in 2019, 2,374 girls and 7,057 women in 2020 and 3,358 girls and 8,969 women disappeared in 2021, says the Union Ministry.

In Telangana.. 8,066 girls and 34,495 women disappeared in the three years from 2019 to 2021. 2,849 girls and 10,744 women in 2019, 2,232 girls and 10,917 women in 2020 and 2,994 girls and 12,834 women disappeared in 2021, according to the Union Ministry.

Pawan Kalyan asks HM, DGP to respond

Responding to the Union Ministry on the disappearance of girls and women, JSP chief Pawan Kalyan tweeted: “How will the AP Women’s Commission respond. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra gave the following reply in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

“In the three years from 2019 to 2021, a total of 30,196 women and girls went missing from Andhra Pradesh. 7918 girls below the age of 18 and 22,278 women above the age of 18 have disappeared.

“If we look closely at the statistics, the number of missing girls and women in our Andhra Pradesh is increasing. Why are our girls and women missing? What is happening to them? Who takes responsibility?

“Will the AP Women’s Commission hold a press meet and speak publicly about this? Will the AP Women’s Commission seek an explanation from the Home Department, DGP? Will the AP Women’s Commission finally question the YCP government?”

The Jana Sena demanded that the Home Minister and the DGP respond on this issue.

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