Topic : Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
3. The menace of Child trafficking is still a cause of concern, and there is a need to not just prevent such crimes but also ensure that the relief and rehabilitation process takes place in a smooth manner. Comment. (250 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
The editorial brings to us the importance of empowering first responders to end child trafficking in the country. Thus the question.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain in what way the menace of Child trafficking is still a cause of concern, and there is a need to not just prevent such crimes but also ensure that the relief and rehabilitation process takes place in a smooth manner.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Present the dismal picture of child trafficking with relevant facts justifying it. India has a very high volume of child trafficking. As many as one child disappears every eight minutes, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.
The answer body must discuss the following aspects –
The causes; there are many different causes that lead to child trafficking, with the primary reasons being poverty, weak law enforcement, and a lack of good quality public education. The traffickers that take advantage of children can be from another area in India, or could even know the child personally. Children who return home after being trafficked often face shame in their communities, rather than being welcomed home, forms of child trafficking and its prevalence.
Explain the different forms of it.
Discuss the approach to address the problem –highlight the importance of relief and rehabilitation process; take hints from the article and discuss solutions.
Conclude with efforts of the government in this direction and suggest way forward.