AP state government is taking all measures by pressing anti-human trafficking units in to service in the state to curb the illegal human traffic. This came close on the heels of child trafficking racket busted in Visakhapatnam where in police suspect more than 200 children were sold said Vasireddy Padma, AP Women’s Commission Chairperson during the webinar jointly organised by the Commission, Red Rope Movement and the University of Hyderabad on Thursday stressed the need on taking drastic steps to curb illegal human trafficking.
In her inaugural address on the occasion of World Day Against Human Trafficing here on Thursday, she said, Human trafficking is not like other crimes and is a crime against humanity. To stop this, services of village and ward volunteers in the Village and Ward Secretariats across the State would also be effectively used to containing the human trafficking. Urging everyone to act against the problem and to report any such instance to the police immediately.
“An action plan is on the cards to conduct awareness camps and symposiums in the colleges and universities throughout the State on the menace of illegal human trafficking,” she said. PM Nair, retired DGP, who also worked in the CBI, NHRC and other organisations, underlined the importance of creating awareness among youth to make them partners in the curbing the menace of human trafficking.
The webinar was attended by Chrysolyte Sanamanda of Red Rope Movement, PM Nair, retired DGP, Manoj, Additional DGP, Kerala, B Sumathi, DIG (Women Protect Cell) AP, Dr Sangita of Proactive Health Trust, Sony Kutti George of UNICEF, R Suez, Director of State Mahila Commission and Tambi of Vision Rescue Organisation.
Tambi, representing Vision Rescue Organisation, stressed on providing education to children, which would help them to understand the social problems. Dr Sangita of Proactive Health Trust spoke on the value-based education. She said that the children should be enlightened on human rights and also rights of children. Additional DGP Manoj spoke on cybercrimes while DGI Sumathi spoke on the role of law enforcement agencies in preventing human trafficking. All the participants unanimously stated, ‘No woman is for sale and No girl is for sale’.
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