The government, on 8 December, said that it has approved the setting up of 150 specialised investigative units to tackle crime against women in the country.
Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Home, asserted that the Home Ministry, since 2011-12, has sanctioned a robust scheme to strengthen law enforcement in cases of human trafficking.
Here are the key points from the speech:
- 225 human trafficking units have been set-up throughout the country.
- Setting up of 150 specialised investigative units in states and Union Territories has been approved by the Home Ministry.
- The investigative units will be established on a 50:50 fund sharing basis between states and center.
- Ministry had adviced the states and UTs to organise 'Operation Smile' in January and 'Operation Muskan' in July.
- The month-long campaigns have resulted in the rescue of 9,146 women and 19,742 children respectively.
- Till December 2014, 95,939 women and 45,675 children had remained untraced in the country.
- 1,35,356 women and 61,444 children were missing on 30 November 2015, as per government data.