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    Assam Records Highest Number Of Missing Cases In NE

    Assam is followed by Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram

    Assam recorded the highest number of missing cases in Northeast India. In a written reply given by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in the ongoing session if the parliament informed the Rajya Sabha that Assam 19,344 missing cases were reported in the state during 2015-17.

    Assam is followed by Tripura (4,455), Meghalaya (1,385), Manipur (999), Sikkim (974), Arunachal Pradesh (457), Nagaland (343) and Mizoram (10). However, the minister informed that the details for the years 2018 and 2019 are not yet available.

    Out of 19,344 people reported missing in Assam, 2,169 were children, 2,613 were women and 1,528 were men in 2015 while in 2016, 2,413 were children, 3,439 were women and 2,130 were men. On the other hand, 1,651 children, 2,453 women and 948 were reported missing in 2017, the minister said.

    In Tripura, 166 children, 933 women and 642 men were reported missing in 2017 while against 197 children, 814 women and 540 men in 2016 and 179 children, 583 women and 401 men were reported in 2015.

    In Meghalaya, 148 children, 136 women and 160 men were missing in 2017 and 184 children, 159 women and 155 men were reported missing in 2016 and 179 children, 138 women and 126 men in 2015.

    On the other hand, as many as 97 children, 131 women and 109 men were reported missing in Manipur in 2017 while 186 children, 154 women and 154 men in 2016 and 70 children, 46 women and 52 men went missing in 2015, according to the data.

    In 2017, 88 children, 225 women and 156 men were reported missing in Sikkim while 150 children, 66 women and 37 men in 2016 and 119 children, 77 women and 56 men in 2015.

    The minister further informed that in Arunachal Pradesh, 74 children, 112 women and eight men were reported missing in 2017 while 61 children, 34 women and 13 men in 2016 and 105 children, 32 women and 18 men were in 2015.

    In Nagaland, 103 children, 40 women and 22 men were reported missing in 2017 while 77 children, 20 women and 19 men in 2016 and 34 children, 17 women and 11 men in 2015.

    Only one child was reported missing in Mizoram in 2017 while there was no missing person reported in the state in 2016. In 2015, three children, one woman and five men were reported missing in the state.

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