Making efforts to end child trafficking in the state, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that it is among the top priorities of the ruling government to curb the trafficking apart from drugs and cattle trafficking.
He was observed interacting with a group of 40 children along with two adults who were trafficked to the neighbouring state of Sikkim.
“We cannot tolerate childhood, the most promising period of one’s life, being snatched away. We cannot allow the exploitation of children either. I hail Assam Police for recovering 40 children and two adults from the child traffickers,” Sarma said as quoted by the Hindustan Times.
He also announced that soon there will be a policy for the rehabilitation of peddled children.
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Sarma revealed that in the past two months at least 107 children and women belonging to the state, who were trafficked to different parts of the country, were being rescued and brought back to the state.
On the recent achievement, of 40 children, 16 are girls and 24 are boys and two adult women recovered. Police said constant work is on to save other trafficked children and efforts were on to recover more trafficked children and pick up on human trafficking racket.