Assam Director General of Police(DGP), Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Friday said that traffickers often use ‘easy money’ to lure young girls from Assam. The DGP further added that they are taking adequate steps to combat human trafficking in the state on priority.
He was speaking at a workshop organized by US Consulate Calcutta and NGO Shakti Vahini titled “From One To Many: Ignite The Force” to educate and empower adolescent youth to prevent human trafficking.
The DGP informed that they are taking initiatives to prevent trafficking and rescue the victims so that they can safely return to their families.
Speaking at the gathering, LR Bishnoi, ADGP said, “To bring about the changes we need to amalgamate technology, ideas, and training for sensitization. Therefore, the need of the hour is to focus on the solutions rather than the problem”.
Surrendra Kumar, IG CID Assam Police was also honoured by Monica Shie, American Center Director and Public Affairs Officer for his exemplary efforts in taking preventive steps to combat the crime of human trafficking in Assam.
It may be mentioned that US Consulate General Calcutta and Shakti Vahini have planned to launch a series of anti-trafficking workshops in three cities—Guwahati, Patna and Ranchi. The first leg of the round table workshop kick-started in the city yesterday.
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