Conduct DNA test of children reside with beggars;HC

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government to draft a law to check child begging and conduct DNA test of children residing with beggars.

While hearing a petition on human trafficking, Justice Rajiv Sharma and Alok Singh directed the state government to drafts laws on the lines of the Uttar Pradesh government. We ask to take a leaf from the neighbouring state and draft a law to impose a ban on begging and also undertake DNA tests of children residing with beggars.

The HC also asked the state government to constitute a SIT led by a senior police officer for rescuing missing children in next four weeks. The court has also directed to appoint police who are adequately trained in nabbing the kidnappers and form well equipped anti-human trafficking cell. They observed that in most cases the children, who are kidnapped, were pushed into begging.

Significantly, in its earlier directives the High Court had asked the state government to ensure there were no beggars in Haridwar. The High Court had also directed the Central government to frame laws on the lines of those at the United Nations Organisation to end human-trafficking

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