NALBARI, July 29 - 'Trafficking of women and the practice of witch hunting have now become two major crimes against women in the state. Women trafficking has turned into a profitable business without any investment in the state.'
This was observed by Chikimiki Talukdar, chairperson of the Assam State Commission for Women while addressing a one-day legal awareness camp for women held at the auditorium of Nalbari Commerce College on Saturday. She added that due to the increasing demand of the girls from the North East as sex workers, women trafficking in Assam is assuming alarming proportions.
The Assam State Commission for Women on the advice of the National Commission for Women organised awareness meetings in 16 districts of the state to morally boost the women. Talukdar added that the State women have been victimised due to superstition. Taking part as a resource person, Dr Ratna Singh said that the women should come forward for the betterment and empowerment of the women. Dr Kabita Choudhury also spoke on witch hunting in the society. The awareness meeting was addressed among others by Ashok Sarma, MLA of Nalbari LAC and Sanjeeb Kumar Das, Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari district.