Workshop on Preventing and Combating Child Trafficking held at Noklak

Noklak: People of Noklak vulnerable to human trafficking due to its location, DC Arikumba

BY | Friday, 21 June, 2024

“A campaign on Preventing and Combating Child Trafficking in 100 Bordering and Adjoining Districts of India” was organised by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in collaboration with State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) and District Administration on 21 June 2024 at DC’s Conference Hall, Noklak.

In his keynote address Deputy Commissioner, Noklak, Arikumba, stated that human trafficking is not only a serious crime but also the worst form of human rights violation. The DC explained the various forms of exploitation that human trafficking is associated with, such as sexual, labour, domestic servitude and child exploitation.

The Deputy Commissioner said that this evil is highly prevalent in India and regretted that Naga society is not free from it. Further, he explained that the citizens of Noklak district are very vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking due to the location of district, which is in the international boundary between India and Myanmar. And to prevent this, sensitization workshop on ‘Preventing and Combating Child Trafficking’ are very necessary, he added. Arikumba requested the gathering to learn well from the workshop and to share awareness on human trafficking to their families, villagers and the community.

Advocate, Guwahati High Court, Kohima Bench, Tongpang L Samir, speaking on the occasion as Resource Person, termed human trafficking as modern day slavery. He elaborated poverty, lack of awareness and lack of employment as some of the reasons that often makes a person become a victim of human trafficking. Samir emphasized that women and children are more at risk of falling prey.

He explained in detail the risk groups of human trafficking, features of trafficking, steps to take when we see trafficked victims or encounter human trafficking and other preventives measures. The Advocate also highlighted on the legal provision under the different laws and Acts that are related to human trafficking. He stressed on taking responsibilities such as report to the police, call child helpline and report NSPCR. Samir also advised on taking preventive measures such as awareness and the need for setting up village level protection committee.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by DCPO, Noklak Yangtriba Sangtam while vote of thanks was delivered by EAC, Noklak, Menlom. The programme was attended by District Administration, Police, teachers, civil societies, NGOs and churches organisations.

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