Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sensitisation programme on combating child trafficking conducted in Noklak

District level sensitisation programme on “combating child trafficking” was observed on the occasion of “World Day Against Human Trafficking” under the aegis of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” on August 5, in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner (DC) Noklak.
According to a DIPR report, DC Noklak, Hiazu Meru said Noklak was a new district functional from 2020 and had porous international border with Myanmar.
In this regard, he said there were many cases of children from poor families from across the border and within the district were taken to other urban towns in the state to study and use as domestic help.
National Commission for protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) consultant, Kapil Sharma in his PowerPoint presentation spoke on human trafficking and informed that several rights have been guaranteed to children under the constitution of India.
He said National Commission for protection of Child Rights was formed to ensure that no child was deprived of his/her basic and inalienable rights.
Resource person, additional superintendent of police Noklak also spoke on legal mechanism and mentioned Indian Penal Code section 370 which provides comprehensive measures to counter the menace of human trafficking including trafficking of children.
He also requested civil society organisations (CSOs) to come forward with any cases and to spread awareness on human trafficking.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by SDO (Civil) Noklak, C. Phuniang and was attended by civil societies, organisations, dobashis and government officials.

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