Trafficking survivors live a tough life

A report, published in a leading national daily, indicates that the human trafficking survivors often face serious discriminations, health issues and psychological traumas.

The reporters have cited the life experience of several rescued girls in the West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district to justify their arguments or observations about the sensitive subject ‘life after rescue’.

A significant per cent of the total number of the girls who have been trafficked into the inhuman trade of flesh business in the country comes from the North Eastern state of West Bengal.

Unfortunately, the West Bengal government, just like most other states, has not succeeded in weeding out the issue of trafficking from its soil.

It is to be noted that at present there is no applicable policy framework in the state to help the rescued persons rejoin their respective societies.

Experts say that it is the high time to formulate a feasible policy framework to help the rescued victims.

Currently, the only support the government gives to the trafficking victims is the compensation of one lakh rupees. From the report, it is clear that it is not easy to avail the benefit. For getting the support, the victims often travel large distance several times as the government offices are mostly located very far from the victims’ houses and the victims are to bring several documents to prove them as a legitimate benefiter.


Vignesh. S. G

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