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Police alert against women trafficking

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 17 � Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain today said that the State Police force was keeping a strict watch on bus stands and railway stations to prevent trafficking of women/girls and sought the cooperation of all sections of the society to stop the menace.

Replying to a Zero Hour notice by Girindra Kumar Baruah (AGP) on behalf of the Chief Minister, Hussain said that during the period from 2006 to 2009, 65 women and girls were kidnapped and 49 of them could be rescued. He said that in 2006, 10 women and girls were kidnapped and all of them could be rescued; in 2007, seven of the eight kidnapped could be rescued, while, five of the eight kidnapped in 2008, could be rescued. He said that 27 of the 39 women and girls kidnapped last year could be rescued.

The Minister said that socio economic reasons, impact of cinema, poverty, etc., are some of the reasons for the present trend and said that the Government has already sought help of NGOs to check the menace and efforts are on to improve police-public relations.

Earlier, raising the issue, Baruah said that the Home Department should take all possible steps to check women trafficking. In this connection he also referred to the recent rescue of children from Assam in Tamil Nadu.

Immoral trafficking: As many as 35 cases under the provisions of the Immoral Trafficking Act were registered in Guwahati city between 2006 to 2009 and 101 persons were arrested in this connection. This was disclosed by Hussain in response to a call attention motion by Member Gogoi (Cong). The Minister said that the charge sheets of nine of the cases have already been filed.

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Police alert against women trafficking

GUWAHATI, March 17 � Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain today said that the State Police force was keeping a strict watch on bus stands and railway stations to prevent trafficking of women/girls and sought the cooperation of all sections of the society to stop the menace.

Replying to a Zero Hour notice by Girindra Kumar Baruah (AGP) on behalf of the Chief Minister, Hussain said that during the period from 2006 to 2009, 65 women and girls were kidnapped and 49 of them could be rescued. He said that in 2006, 10 women and girls were kidnapped and all of them could be rescued; in 2007, seven of the eight kidnapped could be rescued, while, five of the eight kidnapped in 2008, could be rescued. He said that 27 of the 39 women and girls kidnapped last year could be rescued.

The Minister said that socio economic reasons, impact of cinema, poverty, etc., are some of the reasons for the present trend and said that the Government has already sought help of NGOs to check the menace and efforts are on to improve police-public relations.

Earlier, raising the issue, Baruah said that the Home Department should take all possible steps to check women trafficking. In this connection he also referred to the recent rescue of children from Assam in Tamil Nadu.

Immoral trafficking: As many as 35 cases under the provisions of the Immoral Trafficking Act were registered in Guwahati city between 2006 to 2009 and 101 persons were arrested in this connection. This was disclosed by Hussain in response to a call attention motion by Member Gogoi (Cong). The Minister said that the charge sheets of nine of the cases have already been filed.