SSB committed to check human trafficking’

TIMES OF INDIA

MOTIHARI: Deputy commandant of 13th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) R K Sinha on Friday said that human trafficking is the worst form of violation of human rights and the SSB deployed on porous Indo-Nepal border are committed to check this menace. Human trafficking is now the second largest criminal enterprise in the world after drug and he urged the people of bordering areas to give them help to curb this criminal act. He suggested increasing awareness among people about this crime. He was inaugurating a work-shop on ‘human-trafficking on Indo-Nepal border` at Raxaul on Friday organized by Janjagaran Sansthan .He suggested good coordination between police , SSB , administration and social workers to fight the malady .

Arpana Singh, member of the Bihar Child Rights Protection Commission said prevention, prosecution, protection and rehabilitation are needed to curb human trafficking. Sensitizing the police and para-military, judicial officials and others is necessary so that the victim girls or boys are treated honourably and not as a criminal. Fanindra Nepal, representative of an NGO of Nepal said thousands of girls are being trafficked from Nepal per year through Bihar and are pushed into flesh trade in different cities of India and abroad even in Middle East and this open border makes this trade easier. Rimjhim Kumari, a social worker said Bihar has got a dubious distinction in the sphere of human trafficking and Raxaul has become the main transit point for trafficking of girls from Nepal.

Raxaul DSP Jitendra Pandey called upon the police officers to be sensitive while dealing with matters like human trafficking.

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