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Tuesday, December 04, 2012 10:08:42 AM (IST)  

Why Girls, Women Go Missing? Manjula Has Answers

From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network

Bangalore, Dec 4: Ever wondered why large number of young girls and women go missing?
Well, Karnataka State Women’s Commission Chief C Manjula has the answers.

According to a 110-page report submitted by Manjula to Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, who is also in charge of Home and Transport Departments, love affairs, torture by husbands and in-laws, poor academic performance and even poverty are the major reasons for young girls and women going missing from their homes.

The Commission suggested establishing a central monitoring agency to handle cases of missing women and girls.

It said monitoring cells should be set up at all bus and railway stations with the help of police to curb pimps from approaching vulnerable girls at these points.

The report said as many as 14,989 girls and boys were found missing in the State from 2009 till September 2011.

Of these 14,989 missing cases that were registered, as many as 6,950 cases of missing girls and boys were traced while 8,039 cases remained untraced.

The State Women’s Commission Chairperson C Manjula submitted the report titled “Issues and concerns of missing girls in Karnataka – case study of Mysore district (Mysore City)” to Ashok in Bangalore on Monday.

Govt Asked to Set Up Monitoring Cell

She urged the State Government to set up a monitoring cell at all bus-stands and railway stations with the help of police to avoid the movements and picking up vulnerable girls by anti-social elements.

The Commission, which was asked by the government to study the reasons for a large number of girls and women going missing from Mysore, recommended making moral education mandatory for students

It also emphasised the role of Information and Communication Technology to combat the menace of girls and women going missing, kidnapping or immoral trafficking.

As many as 100 cases of missing girls were taken for a comprehensive study in 16 police stations Mysore City.

In Mysore City alone, 1,612 girls and boys were found missing from 2009 till November 2011.

``Most of Girls Are Educated”

The study report prepared by Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore, Mysore, noted that majority of missing girls had studied up to SSLC, PUC and with a fair sprinkling of graduates.

“Educated missing girls often run away from home,” the report said pointing out that ``illiteracy is not a reason but ignorance of consequence is the most common factor.”
The report said few parents of businessmen and government employees harassed their daughters for poor performance in their studies which forced them to take up the extreme step of running away from home.

The study covering girls in the age group of 12 and 30 years, observed that majority of girls were found to be running away from home due to negligence by family, especially in bigger families.

The study noted that 38 per cent of the girls went missing on account of torture by their husbands and in-laws while 36 per cent did due to love affairs.

Other factors for girls running away from homes are: family negligence (4 per cent), media (5 per cent), illness (2 per cent), pressure on academic performance (5 per cent) and other reasons (10 per cent).

Behaviour of Husbands, In-Laws is Another Major Reason

Ms Manjula said majority of women were missing due to torture by their husbands, who treated them badly or due to alcoholism or irresponsible behaviour of husbands.
“Some of them ran away with other man who they feel is good and shows concern to her,” the report said.

Educated girls from good families go missing due to love affairs with boys other communities and parents object to their marriages.

In some cases, girls with poor economic conditions run away to other states such as Tamil Nadu and Kerala assuming that they would be better off in those states, the report said.

Girls going missing from schools and colleges were generally found to be victims of infatuations and fall in love.

In majority of cases parents never lodge complaints with the police, the report said.
 “Railway stations, bus-stands and cinema places are good places for anti-social elements to scout vulnerable girls,” the report said suggesting that they would lure these helpless girls into prostitution.


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Comments on this article
Molly Lobo, Mangalore
Thursday, December 06, 2012

All this is because Manjula encourages rape as she did in the homestay case.

Azeez Kuwait, Udupi
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Placed report is half truth with findings. Easy access to technology, inclusive of mobile, internet and secret flesh trading sites. These vulnerable girls attracted towards the same and failed return back. Indeed! Girls missing is not main issue if they are with lovers but many times lovers proved to be pimp !

vishanz, puttur
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Social analysis is not simple. It is complex. Women Commission's chief seems to have made it simplistic. Socio-Economic problems require researchers to understand it.

Peter Lewis, Kalmady/k s a
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Today's Films, T V Serials plays a major role for this kind of activities on youngsters.

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumabi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Manjula is the most intelligent person in Karnataka BJP...........

janet, mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Dear All
We donot require any cell or organisation for this job. We would request all the parents to love your kids as much as possible.In case of working parents try to spend your evening time with your kids. Take them out and be with them. They will not go out in search of love. As as parent when we donot give time for our kids then they try to find this love and affection from out . Infact they will fall in wrong hands. wake up parents. love your kids as much as possible. Try to avoid fights in front of kids. Pray everyday. I am sure almighty will bless you and your kids. When we put prayer in our kids mind then they will think twice before they do anything else.

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumabi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I guess LOVE JIHAD has now become PHUSKKKKKKKKKKK.

Pais, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Wow.. Manjula and Ashok required a 110 page report to realize the problems faced by Women??

Manjula, Take a walk around in any of the streets and you will realize you didnt have to write a 110 page report. Save your crocodile tears, you may need it when you are stripped of this position soon..

M.S.K, MLr
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Madam majula has the habit of blaming the Victims rather than Culprits.Just as it happened in Morning mist case,here also she is finding fault with victims and not with the system or poor state of law and order.

Ramesh, mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

i want to ak Mr S Shetty , ur community has maximum hotels n bars .. n our community guys spend most of their time their along with other communities of course.. so who is responsible ? our men or ur men? if its our men should know about restrain then why cant ur girls be held responsible ? why cant they restrain from falling for our men?? why cant ur community teach ur girls about morals n blah blah.. if ur girls are falling for our men means either ur elders are not imparting moral values to ur girls or ur girls n fickle minded ... who told u our girls are protected , our girls are the ones who are given max independence.. hindus girl my students especiallly say we have to reach home by so n so time .. i dont hear it from or girls.. where did u get this from ??

Ronald, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Everyone reading daijiworld news knows all these reasons and many more other reasons for girls / boys gone missing as there were many incidents reported on the subject in Daijiworld. She has just copied the information from the news. It is not her own analysis i beleive.

Mark, Udyavara
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Nominate her & her marvellous literary works for a "NOBEL PRIZE"!

Tragedy of the literary works hasn't proofed anything worthy being done by the chief yet!!

Daniel, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

..good atlast there is some report, what a study. Dear Mr. Ashok now Govt. may think of sending these Manjula, Menaka, Sridevi, Kalyani akkas to train Govt. officials of Europe/USA/Canada. Oh not worry Govt. have enough our tax paid money.
Take it easy..jai ho.

William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Dear Daijiworld well wishers, some of the comments are irrelevant to the main topic. Can we have some healthy comments in these pages? C Manjula is doing her duty...!!

Subhash Chandra, Mangalore Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

@Sachidanand Shetty: please re-think before u post brother..its bcome a viral rumor that other communities are engaged in evil things.., ITS NOT TRUE..! evidence is before ur eyes. think of morning mist & recent belthangady case. i think u must think Postively.. dont hurt other communities..

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


tg, mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai Cut the nonsene, put responsible comments.

Francis, Moodbidri/Dubai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Dear missing girls & womens, once monitoring cell is get opened, just go and register your yourself, so they can track you :)
otherwise they sure cant find you :)

Manohar Dsouza, Kudla/Bahrain
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sachidanand Shetty, Dubai – You are saying Christian boys are luring backward Hindu girls most of the time!? This statement is not true but it reflects narrow & backward thinking. Also Hindu girls are well educated and smart, not sure what makes you think they are backward

Peter Pereira, Pune
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ms. Vimala, you are right. But, she better join KJP. Old man will whole heartedly welcome her, but, Shobhakka will be upset.

Peter Pereira, Pune
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Indirectly this senseless lady is proposing to legalize Moral Policing by illiterate, jobless, junglee animals whom we have seen in Morning Mist ugly incident. Her scrap report on Morning Mist incident has clearly indicated her support to the jobless goons. Manjula Madam, better join fitness club. Physical exercise reduces fat (charbi) & activates sleeping senses of our body.

Vimala Poojari, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Manjula is shining. I am sure she will get next election seat in BJP. She already started to work on favor of BJP. She is Agent for Bajarang Dal and Ram Sena. So we can’t expect anything from her…

Edward C Maben, Mangalore/Bangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Mr Sachidanand, I dont agree with your comments. Love does not happen looking at the caste first. It happens between two individuals who are attracted to each other. We find rogue romeo's in every community. Not just Muslims or Christians. But that doesnt mean there are no good people in Hindu, Muslim or Christian community. Everyone have thier good and bad. So to blame two religions in the society is nothing but cheap publicity.
You say christian girls are educated and kept inside the houses safetly. And your girls are being lured by our boys. You must educate them not to be trapped by such lurements then. Save your own roof before you throw stones at someone's house.
You dont know the facts, Christian, Muslim and Hindu girls or boys dont go to schools and colleges and make friends asking caste first.
I dont even know you. But your comments are absurb. Living in a metropolitan city like Abudhabi, has not helped you to look at the larger picture.
I love all relegions and my best of friends come from the hindu and Muslim community. So dont make emotional comments but make sensible ones.

Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Bahrain
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Just yet another mundane armchair report, minus the bare truth known to one and all but no one dares to go public.

N.M, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Manjula's commission "suggested establishing a central monitoring agency to handle cases of missing women and girls".

Indirectly she is suggesting to outsource this job to Bajarang Dal and Ram Sena walas.

Is tarah unko naukri bi mil jayegi.!!

Edward Pinto, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I didn't know our Deputy CM is holding so many portfolios close to his chest. He should hold love affairs and rest to be distributed to others immediately. Love affair it self is a major affair to handle nowadays and it requires a seperate minister to handle fairly.

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumabi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Only men are to be blamed if their women goes missing. I wonder if our guys have ever heard of Niagra......

Vincy, Bangkok
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai, Are you in Dubai or Andaman Island.? All bars and ladies bars in Mumbai and Dubai are owned by your Shetty community. These girls missing means they are either in Mumbai ladies bars or Dubai ladies bars.How come you blame Christian and Muslim boys responsible for exploitation of Hindu girls? If you are in Dubai, then have you seen any Indian Christian or Muslim Men messing with your community women? What are you going to prove here? Have you seen the video of Padil attack and how the Hindu Boys behave like hungry dogs to grab a bone. Have you heard of Mohan who killed more than 20 women by cyanide capsules? Have you read about latest case of Belthangady rape and murder?

Isaak hameed , Udupi / Al kobar
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

But most important reason for Why Girls/Women Go Missing in recent past not been answered,AND that is HUMAN Trafficking. This is like a human terrorism. Innocent girls/women s are soft targets for thees agents of human trafficking.Try to cub this menace DEAR MANJULA MADAM.

RonRon , Udupi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

According to a 110-page report submitted by Manjula to Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, who is also in charge of Home and Transport Departments, love affairs, torture by husbands and in-laws, poor academic performance and even poverty many portfolios Mr.Ashok handling now a days,

Roshan Braganza, Udyavar / Mumbai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Where is Karnataka Men Comission ? , problems like torture of husbands from wives , increasing suiccides of married men should also be highlighted ( check the recent toi survey ). Mis use of dowry harrasement law like 498 A by husbands in laws be taken care off ! , why don't urge central govt to pass SIMA ( Saving men from intimate terror act ). All over state mahila organisation like 'stree shakti ' , 'mahila shakti' r very active and often break families in disguise of women empowerment , so why not have men rights groups also in rural areas?. Last not least ..... Why girls go missing. Major chunk of its due to love affairs. They know once their parents come to know about affair , they will harrass and put some case against bf. So they run and comeback , only when tummy inflates......!.

Subhash Chandra, Mangalore Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

first u tel me is ur daughter safe ? will u be a good mother in law ? i seen people like you preaching all these gospels, but in reality they are not what they supposed to be. mam better u try to focus on better things that helps society..good luck

Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Unlike other States in India, I think we have to appreciate Karnataka Government for at least they have some report to comment and look in to the root cause of the problem. No doubt people must have to behave properly with their Partner and more over people should also educate their elder Parents to treat the women with dignity too so that we can solve the two problems of misdeed by “Husbands & In-Laws” at home only. Third one being biggest problem in outside atmosphere, lured by fake lovers, love Jihadist as well as Pimps are to be dealt with the help of community only. Like you take the example of Muslim Girls being most protected by their family in the name of culture by not sending outside even some time for primary education too and Christians Girls are almost all are educated than compare to others and more protected by their Community Services too. But the real problem is for back ward Hindu Girls since they do not have that much restriction to go outside freely but lured by none other than Muslim or Christian Boys most of the time and trying to abscond from their houses whereby inviting trouble forever in their life. We do not blame other community for missing Hindu Girls, but same time we request other community to teach or preach your male members too not to lure girls from other communities and elope with them like you teach your own girls not to get interaction with boys from other communities. These kinds of problem created by us and we only have to solve it rather than blaming any Organization

suhail, mangalore/India
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thnks to daijiworld... According to me 110 pages reports submitted my C Manjula is time,ink,paper,money waste.. The comments which is posted is better then your reports..

mahendra shetty, mumbai,Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

UPA GOVT IS SUPPORTING THE TERRORISTS GOONDAS TO FOR VOTE BANK POLITICS,.....keeping Afsal guru live will help the other terrorists to do the crime and survive........

Manjula Madam you done good job!

Amith Shetty, dxb/mum
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Rahul Poojary, Manglore - Mumbai you are right but for some it is QUICK source to earn money even this is applicable for girls & pimps and even for owner's who run this ORGANISATION.

Stephen, mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

why Madam Manjula doesn't go missing ???
Nobody has answer !!!

Madam, find solutions for problems, instead of just preparing meaningless report. People of Mangalore still remember your meaningless report on Morning Mist Home stay attack at Padil.

Ilyas, Qatar
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Mr dinesh here talking abt state gvrt issue not a central gvrt issue before coments read the msg also Mr dinesh

M H Rashid, Udupi, Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

“Love affairs, torture by husbands and in-laws, poor academic performance and even poverty are the major reasons for young girls and women going missing from their homes.”
The findings may be 100% correct but the action suggested is completely crap. What is the use of setting up monitoring centers at bus stops, THEY NEED TO ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSE POVERTY, DOWRY SYSTEM ETC… Oh I am sorry I forgot our leaders are very busy in looting the country!

Ayes P., Mangalore/KSA
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Manjula said Quote "According to a 110-page report submitted by Manjula to Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, who is also in charge of Home and Transport Departments, love affairs, torture by husbands and in-laws, poor academic performance and even poverty are the major reasons for young girls and women going missing from their homes." Unquote. Everybody knows that these are the reasons for missing boys and girls but find out the solution and those are happy in their homes definitely they will not run from their homes. When population swells obviously missing numbers will swell as well. Government nominated you to find out the solutions for these things but not to submit report only.

Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ilyas, Qatar

You are right. Terrorists Goondas are roaming in public place with the support of UPA.

Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Why large number of young girls boys and women go missing?
Why not old ladies and old men ? Obviously and mainly for use them in illicit business.
There are dubious characters in society who befriend them, lure them and then traffic them to exploit.
Police,excise /revenue officials with the help of informers can surely track and rehabilitate them from dubious bars, parlours and prostitute dens. Award very strict punishment to traffickers.

Ilyas, Qatar
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Manjula madam ur wrong
The main reason karnataka gvrt law is very very strong that is the main reason women's and girl's are missing......and goonda's with out any fear roaming in publicly.....attacking girl's and boys

Ramesh, mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

moral education should be given yes but the morals should tel boys that females are same as them treat them like them with respect n to the girls same thing ... psychology can be introduced from 4th std itself as a subject but not as a exam giving one .. n the syllabus of the psych.. must be such that its relevant our syllabus is always non -relevant...

Dinesh Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thanks to our akka Manjula for her concern towards girls. We need to appreciate her for detailed work she carried out. We need more women like this. I am sure Ashoka will act on this.

prescilla fernandes, Mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Missing girls or boys, women or men, the reasons are same. The educated people outnumber the uneducated in these acts. There should be a one hour class every week to the students from class 3, counseling the children for any behavioural problems.These days, as small as 9 years olds also run away from the houses.Before monitoring, understanding the problems is most necessary.

Rahul Poojary, Manglore - Mumbai
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Instead of running behind this STUPID report and wasting tax payer funds just raid bar, clubs, In the name run TRUST home, flesh den across india specially in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi you will find this missing girls , honestly after landing up in this place no way to go back to is called ONE WAY.................ROUTE TOWARDS HELL.

Diwakar, Bangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

May be traditional culture also responsible for this...May be young one wants to free themselves from old and a few filthy practices in the name of culture.. Any way do not conduct a big homa for this !! as done recently for doooms day (pralaya)!!!

parvez, mangalore/dxb
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

ms manjula this is not the answer this is the question .i think everybody know that .answer is that, the teenage love of few hours is more important than the parents love since by the birth its we the people are spoiling our own a days loving someone is the fashion not the feeling.

R.Bhandarkar., M
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Nothing Great about it-The same can be said of 'Boys and Men' too!
The the second reason after Love Affairs, in this case, has to be read as 'Torture By Wives'(instead of by Husbands) that's all!Looking at the 4 submitting the report -they are all very capable too!!

paddu, mangalore
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Moral education should be given to all students from High school onwards...

Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar
Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Vivek, Udupi
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

It's not only women go missing but also the men for many reasons which go unnoticed

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