Women and Child Development Ministry will take up the cases of reportedly missing teenage girls with the Chhattisgarh government. Intervening in a discussion on private members’ legislative business in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Krishna Raj said, she will write to the state Chief Minister to get the details of the case.
The issue was raised by Chhaya Verma of the Congress while participating in the discussion. She alleged that 11 thousand girls are missing from the state and this has even led Supreme Court to pass strictures against the state government.
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Amendment Bill, 2016 was moved by nominated member Dr. Subramanian Swamy. Replying to the discussion on the bill, the Minister assured the House that her ministry is taking all possible measures to protect girl-child from sexual offences. She said, as per the provisions of the bill, the disclosure of the identity of the complainant and the person hearing the case is prohibited. Later, Dr. Swamy withdrew the bill following assurance by the Minister.