Tribune News Service Karnal, December 16 / THE TRIBUNE
“Show concern, start bothering and protect the victims of despicable crime like human trafficking” was the message for 54 participants at the three-day workshop on “Combating Trafficking in Human Beings” held at the Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban.
Representatives of departments like prosecution, police, health, women and child welfare, labour and NGOs from northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh (UT), Uttarakhand and Delhi attended the workshop organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development to training and sensitisation about human rrafficking.
The participants were trained to work with more zeal and enthusiasm for preventing human trafficking in all forms as it completely violates the human dignity and the individual loses his health, wealth, liberty of life and his rights of safety against the violation.
The weaker sections of society like women and children were the main targets of this crime.
SN Vashisht, ADGP, crime, Haryana, nodal officer for the programme, said trafficking in human beings primarily and adversely affected the people in the lowest socio-economic group and the workshop was just a small beginning in rooting out of this social malady.
Sudhir Chowdhary, director, Haryana Police Academy, said the programme was designed with a view to striking a balance between theoretical and practical application in real situation. Trafficking in human being most lucrative, this business was spreading as an industry at an alarming speed, he cautioned.
Experts from different fields, including Dr PM Nair, IPS, ADGP (CRPF), New Delhi; NC Joshi, a former DGP, BPRD; Dr KP Singh; Dr Achal Bhagat, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi; and Dr Sunitha Krishnan, Prajawala, Hyderabad.Arvind Jain, a Supreme Court advocate, and Ravi Kant, President , Shakti Vahini & Advocate Supreme Court of India, updated the knowledge of participants with regard to legal provisions for investigation and prosecution, rescue and rehabilitation of the victims.
Ajay Maken, Union Minister of State for Home, who inaugurated the workshop, said human trafficking was a serious crime and the government was serious about combating this social malady and planned to establish a human trafficking unit in each district of the state.