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National women panel notice to Nagaland Govt
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Published on 3 Oct. 2008 12:33 AM IST
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Even as pressure on the Centre is mounting to act, a delegation of human rights activists called on the Malaysian High Commission and the National Commission for Women (NCW) to intervene for safe repatriation of the trafficked girls from North East, reports the Assam Tribune. In a significant development, taking suo-moto cognizance of media reports, the National Commission for Women has also issued notices to Nagaland Government on the issue of illegal trafficking of women. A delegation led by Public Affair National Secretary of All India Christian Council, Dr Sam Paul led a delegation to Malaysian High Commission, and National Commission for Women on Monday seeking the urgent intervention for safe repatriation of five North East trafficked girls in Malaysia. The delegation also called on the Union Tribal Affair Minister, PR Kyandiah on Tuesday. The delegation included regional secretary of All India Christian Council and spokesperson of North East Support Centre and Helpline, Madhu Chandra, and the president of North East Support Centre and Help line advocate Lansinglu Rongmei. The spokesman said National Commission for Women assured to seek help from the Ministry of External Affair to look into the matter and act. Malaysian High Commission has also assured the delegation to do all possible after hearing from the Indian counterpart.

 
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