Cabinet approves MoU with US on missing children

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved an MoU between India and the US to access tipline reports on missing and exploited children.

The MoU has been signed between the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), India and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), USA, an official release said, adding that the MoU will provide access to more than one lakh tipline reports available with NCMEC, USA to law enforcement agencies in India.

It will pave the way for setting up of an innovative mechanism for sharing information about child pornography and child sexual abuse material and taking legal action against offenders.

It will further enable the law enforcement agencies to remove child pornography and child sexual abuse material from cyber space, thereby enhancing human dignity.

The Union Cabinet also gave its ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and Norway for undertaking non-intrusive geological surveys and investigations.

It was apprised of the MoU between India and Britain on cooperation in weather and climate sciences.

--IANS

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