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Childline Guwahati recorded 640 cases in 2018
MANASH PRATIM DUTTA
 GUWAHATI, Jan 17 - Childline Guwahati, which provides support for child protection and child rights with its 24-hour helpline, recorded altogether 640 cases in 2018.

According to an official statement, in January Childline Guwahati recorded altogether 56 cases. Among those cases, 12 were restoration cases, three were missing cases, three shelter-related cases, 34 rescue or protection from abuse cases, one each was medical-related, referred by other childline and emotional support and guidance (ESG) case. In one case the officials did not find the victim.

In February, of the 47 cases reported, 16 were restoration cases, one was a missing case, four were related to shelter and 26 were rescue or protection from abuse cases.

In March, altogether 55 cases were reported. Twelve of those were restoration cases, one was a missing case, three were shelter-related cases, 35 rescue or protection from abuse-related cases, one was an ESG case and in three cases officials did not find the victims.

Of the 57 cases reported in April, 16 were related to restoration, one was a missing case, four were shelter-related cases, 35 were rescue or protection from abuse cases and in one case officials did not find the victim.

Fifty-three cases were reported in May. Six were restoration cases, one was a missing case, five shelter-related cases, 40 rescue or protection from abuse cases and one was ‘other intervention’ case.

In June, out of the 51 cases reported, 15 were restoration cases, three were missing cases, six were shelter-related cases, 25 were rescue or protection from abuse cases, one case was referred by other childline and in one case officials did not find the victim.

In July, of the 47 cases reported, nine were related to restoration, two were missing cases, 13 were shelter-related cases, 21 were rescue or protection from abuse cases and in two cases officials did not find the victims.

In August, altogether 51 cases were reported. Among those, nine were restoration cases, four were missing cases, 10 shelter-related cases, 22 were rescue or protection from abuse cases, one was a medical-related case, two cases were referred by other childline and two were intervention-related cases. In one case officials did not find the victim.

In September, altogether 75 cases were reported. Out of those, 14 were restoration cases, three missing cases, 19 shelter-related cases, 32 were rescue or protection from abuse cases, two cases were treated with emotional support and guidance, three were referred by other childline and in two cases officials did not find the victims.

Of the 51 cases reported in October, 11 were related to restoration, one was a missing case, six were shelter-related cases, 31 were rescue or protection from abuse cases and in two cases officials did not find the victims.

In November, of the 44 cases reported, 12 were restoration cases, three were missing cases, nine shelter-related cases, 15 were rescue or protection from abuse cases, three cases were referred by other childline and in two cases officials did not find the victims.

In December, altogether 53 cases were reported. Among those, seven were restoration cases, three each were missing and shelter-related cases, 36 were rescue or protection from abuse cases, two cases were referred by other childline and in two cases officials did not find the victims.

Official of Childline Guwahati Nirmal Deka said that the number of reported cases had increased by 10 per cent last year. “The rate of increased cases was possible only because of the increasing rate of mass awareness. In the past few years, due to the good role played by the media, most people are now aware of the existence of Childline, which is a very good sign,” Deka said.

On the other hand, the Railway Childline of Guwahati had rescued or assisted more than 288 cases in 2018. Among those cases, 209 were related to boys and 79 cases were concerned with girls.

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