Gujarat model in question: 41,621 women missing from Gujarat in five years

Navneesh Kumar, News Click | 09 May 2023

“The Kerala story is in the news these days. The issue is why not the Gujarat model? Not even after the news and facts that 41,621 women have gone missing from Gujarat in 5 years. Despite this, the story of Kerala is being told. The publicity and concern is about Kerala. Gujarat Congress spokesperson Hiren Banker says, ‘BJP leaders talk about the status of women in Kerala in 2016, but more than 41,000 women are missing in Gujarat, the home state of the country’s PM and Home Minister. It has happened, but there is no discussion/concern. Why?’
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More than 41,000 cases of missing women have been reported in Gujarat in the last 5 years. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 7,105 women went missing in 2016, 7,712 in 2017, 9,246 in 2018 and 9,268 in 2019. 8,290 women were reported missing in 2020, taking the total number to 41,621.

Incidentally, according to a statement made by the state government in the Assembly in 2021, in Ahmedabad and Vadodara alone, 4,722 women had gone missing in one year (2019-20). According to a report published in The New Indian Express, Sudhir Sinha, a former IPS officer and member of the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission, said, ‘In some missing persons cases, I have seen that girls and women are sometimes sent to states other than Gujarat. goes and is forced into prostitution.

He further said, ‘The problem of the police is that they do not take missing cases seriously. Such cases are more serious than murder. This is because when a child goes missing, parents wait for years for their child, and missing persons cases should be investigated with the same rigor as murder cases.’ Sinha said, ‘Missing People’s cases are often ignored by the police because they are investigated in the British era style.’

Former Additional Director General of Police Dr. Rajan Priyadarshi said that human trafficking is responsible for the disappearance of the girls. He said, ‘During my tenure I saw that most of the missing women are picked up by illegal human trafficking groups, who take them to another state and sell them.’ He said, ‘When I was the Superintendent of Police in Kheda district ( SP), a man from Uttar Pradesh, who was working as a laborer in the district, picked up a poor girl and sold her to his native state, where she was employed as a farm labourer. Was. We were successful in freeing him, but in many cases this does not happen.

Gujarat Congress spokesperson Hiren Banker said, ‘BJP leaders talk about the situation of women in Kerala in 2016, but there is no discussion on more than 41,000 women missing in Gujarat, the home state of the country’s PM and Home Minister.’

Senior journalist Krishna Iyer raises questions on PM Modi and his Gujarat model. It is said that NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) headed by PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah has said that 41,261 women have gone missing from Gujarat in the last 5 years. You, Amit Shah and Gujarat government are responsible for this crime. Said that the Gujarat government has accepted this in the Assembly in 2021. What happened to these women of Gujarat, but should PM Modi answer?

Report raises questions: Congress

BJP is ruling Gujarat for the last 27 years. In the elections held in December last year, BJP once again came to power. In such a situation, the figure of 41,621 women missing in five years is quite huge. Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokesperson Hiren Banker says that BJP leaders talk about the status of women in Kerala, but Gujarat which is the hometown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. More than 41 thousand women have gone missing from here. This is worrisome.

Question on ‘Gujarat Model’: AAP

Reshma Patel, woman president of Aam Aadmi Party’s Gujarat state, says that this figure directly raises questions on the Gujarat model. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Gujarat model across the country, but the truth is that a large number of daughters and women of Gujarat are missing. Patel said that if the central and state governments of BJP are even a little sensitive then the search for these missing sisters and daughters should be done promptly. My demand is that the government should search for them and make arrangements for their rehabilitation.

Courtesy: Sabrang