Experts for network to search for lost children

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 12:

Speakers of a programme today laid stress on formulating a central mechanism with strong networking system on which parents and guardians can rely when child disappearances occur.

They expressed this view at an interaction on ‘Problems to minimise disappearance of children’ organised by the Child NGO Federation-Nepal today. Govinda Adhikary, a journalist said: “A guideline should be prepared to bring uniformity in the process of recording disappearance of children at the police stations, NGOs and orphanage homes so that they can follow and make the mechanism reliable to look for the lost ones reliable.” Bharat Adhikary of CWIN Help line said: “There is no system to provide timely information to authorities concerned about disappearance of children; also, the authorities are not informed whenever lost children are found.” Meera Chaudhary, police inspector at Women’s Cell said: “It is possible to record the causes of disappearances at the cell, but it is very difficult to maintain accurate record of children who have disappeared and who have been recovered because people do not inform authorities concerned after they have found their children.”