Arunachal: Human trafficking on the rise, women commission raises concern

Arunachal: Human trafficking on the rise, women commission raises concern

ITANAGAR: Mitali Tingkhatra, Chairperson of Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women and Child (APSCWC) expressed major concern over the growing incidents of human trafficking, especially women and girl child.

It was reported that many women and young girls from Arunachal, who went outside the State for State's sponsored jobs have fallen victims to sex rackets. Though some of them have returned back to Arunachal, it is reported that they are taking shelter in various shelter houses. "However, majority of which have not return back due to unknown reasons," said Tingkhatra

Rosy Taba, Coordinator, Department of Justice, stated that, "Poverty is one of the main reasons for child trafficking."

Women Police, SI Sukita Namchoom, stated that the role of police is to keep a check on such crimes.  Further stressing on the need of police patrolling near bus stands, auto-tempo stands, railway station and maintaining strict vigil on any suspicious movement in such places.

Additional SP, SIT (PHQ) Mihin Gambo informed about human trafficking as well as the numbers of missing children during 2014- 2016 in the State.

The workshop was organized by Rural Development Society, Naharlagun under the sponsorship of National Commission for Women, New Delhi.

Around 75 persons participated in the programme.

(Agencies)

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