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People from NE states vulnerable to human trafficking due to unemployment: MSCW

The Manipur State Commission for Women calls for community participation to stop human trafficking, during a seminar in Moreh..

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 Aug 2022, 6:27 pm

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People from Northeastern states are mostly vulnerable to human trafficking due to the problem of unemployment, Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) senior coordinator Lilabati said in Moreh on Monday.

The MSCW official was speaking at a seminar on ‘Anti Human Trafficking Awareness’ organised by the National Commission for Women (NCW) in collaboration with Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) at Ima Kondong Lairembi Haraobung Moreh on Monday.

Stressing on lack of job opportunities in NE region as one of the major factors for many young girls becoming victims of human trafficking, Lilabati appealed to NGOs in the region to take up measures to provide vocational training to victims and help them get emolument.

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Pointing out that the crime of human trafficking is also increasing through online activities these days, she called upon all leaders and the general public to take special care to stop human trafficking.

"The pattern of trafficking changes from time to time. Trafficking is taking place even through online facilities nowadays. So everyone including leaders and the general public should take special care to stop human trafficking, while rescue and repatriation is highly important in the case of trafficking," she said.

Stating that human trafficking is a well organised trade, MSCW chairperson Ulka Salam urged all CSO leaders to be remain careful and stop these illegal trade.

In the technical session, Social Welfare department deputy director Binobala Nongmeikapam, spoke on the topics of prevention and support services to victims of trafficking.

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Additional SP Moreh O Sukumar spoke on the topics of rescue, investigation and prosecution of human trafficking.

Secretary New Life Foundation Manipur L Pishak Singh spoke on the modus operandi of human trafficking. Maj Ranbir of 5 AR Moreh spoke on the topic of border management to prevent human trafficking.

Deputy commandant Shab Ahmad, 20 AR, Various CSOs leaders, women organisations, meira paibis and legal staff attended the programme.

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