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Over 21,000 women went missing in Karnataka from 2014-17

20 Jun 2017 | By Kanchan Monga
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A total of 21,053 women have gone missing between 2014 and 2017 in Karnataka. So far, 17,777 women have been traced out of them.

According to police, some leave home willingly while others get kidnapped or fall prey to human-trafficking rackets.

The government claims to have established nine anti-human trafficking units across the state to prevent human-trafficking.

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20 Jun 2017Over 21,000 women went missing in Karnataka from 2014-17

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With the aim of strengthening its Dalit vote bank ahead of 2018 assembly polls, the government tabled the Karnataka Scheduled Castes Sub-plan and Tribal Sub-plan (planning, allocation and utilisation of financial resources) Amendment Bill, 2013.

The Bill proposes that unspent funds earmarked for SC/ST welfare in the budget be carried forward to the next financial year.

It aims to accelerate development of the communities.

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