Updated 31 Jul 2021, 11:25 am
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the state will not stop till human trafficking is rooted out from the state.
The chief minister visited Bangtol and Chirang and interacted with parents of the 40 children, who were trafficked and rescued from Sikkim recently, on the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Sarma urged the parents to send their children to school while assuring them that government stands by them all the time.
In a series of tweets, Sarma said that he has directed the Social Welfare Department to take steps in consultation with Child Welfare Committee to provide academic and other support to the rescued children.
"On #WorldDayAgainstTraffickinginPersons, visited Bangtol, Chirang & met parents of 40 children trafficked & subsequently rescued from Sikkim a week ago. Urged them to send their kids to school while assuring them that govt stands by them all the time," Sarma tweeted.
"GoA will work on creating economic package to utilize services of villagers of those 10 villages which bear the brunt of human trafficking and take steps to include victims’ families in #Orunodoi scheme," the CM said in another tweet.
"We shall not stop till we put a full stop on #humantrafficking in #Assam. 40 children and two adults, were rescued from Sikkim recently by a Chirang Police team from the clutches of human traffickers. Interacted with them and heard their heartbreaking experiences. Directed Social Welfare Dept to take steps in consultation with Child Welfare Committee to provide academic and other support to the rescued children," Sarma posted on Twitter.
The chief minister added that the Assam police is working to find out rest of the children who were trafficked and breakthroughs have already been made.
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First published:30 Jul 2021, 11:49 am
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