SRINAGAR: Almost 10,000 women have gone missing from J&K from 2019 to 2021 with officials citing exorbitant use of social media as the main reason behind the missing cases.
In the Parliament, the government of India revealed that around 10,000 women have gone missing in Jammu and Kashmir in three years from 2019.
In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra informed the parliament that 9,765 women have gone missing from their homes in Jammu and Kashmir between 2019 to 2021.
In these three years, there were 1148 cases of missing girls below the age of 18 and 8,617 women aged above 18 women have gone missing.
While giving yearly data, the MoS Home said that 355 girls and 2,738 women went missing in the year 2019, followed by 350 girls and 2,701 women in 2020 and 443 girls and 3,178 women in the year 2021.
As per the data available, just around 3300 women had gone missing in J&K from 2016-2018 while the number has tripled in the next three years from 2019-2021. As per the data, 943 women went missing in J&K year 2016, 1,044 in 2017 and 1,335 in 2018.