UDALGURI, Nov 23 - The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Udalguri district organised a day-long awareness campaign on the topic �Human trafficking and child labour� at Panery tea estate in Udalguri district.
Addressing the mass gathering of tea garden labourers, Ashok Kumar Baruah, District and Sessions Judge of Udalguri court, Dr NC Bhuyan, judicial magistrate of Udalguri court, R Sapkota and Jayanta Kumar Brahma, senior advocate of Udalguri court dwelt on the growing menace of human trafficking in the State and problems of existing child labour due to illiteracy and poverty of parents.
The speakers made the tea garden labourers aware about their constitutional rights and appealed to them to seek help from the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) which was formed to help the helpless and distressed people. The tea garden labourers were also alerted on the activities of some persons with vested interests who might approach them with a view to take them outside the State with a promise of better jobs, and in many cases sell them to anti-social elements.
The awareness campaign on the occasion was also addressed by Vikram Singh Rathod, general manager of Panery TE. Akila Purty, former president of Udalguri district committee of AASAA offered the vote of thanks.