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India is an easy destination for trafficking of girls: Kailash Satyarthi

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New Delhi: Laying emphasis on trafficking of girls in India, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that India is an easy destination for trafficking of girls from neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. He also said that under the new law there will be bodies made to stop transit trafficking.

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While talking about the trafficking of girls from neighbouring countries to India to the media, Satyarthi went on to say: “India is an easy destination for trafficking especially for girls from neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. It is the transit point from where the girls are transported to Gulf countries. Under the new law, strong bodies will be made which will focus on stopping transit trafficking.”

Satyarthi who had been fighting for the rights of girls and strongly advocates saving them from trafficking was honoured with Nobel Prize in 2014, along with Malala Yousufzai. He is also one of the strongest advocates for architects of the anti-trafficking bill.

He further added: “This is a big achievement for India post-independence ensuring freedom from human slavery. It is a very strong law and will act as a deterrent against human trafficking.”

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill was introduced in the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha on July 18 by Union Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi.

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The new proposed legislation covers all aspects of human trafficking — prevention, rescue, rehabilitation — including aggravated forms of trafficking like forced labour, begging, administering chemical substances and hormones for early sexual maturity, forced marriage, etc.

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