Human trafficking less in J&K as compared to other States: IGP

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Nov 20: Inspector General of Police, Abdul Gani Mir, has said that Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t face the problem of human trafficking in the form of child labour and marriages of under-aged girls of that magnitude as compared to rest of the parts of the country.
“Human trafficking in the shape of child labour and marriages of under-aged girls has become a social problem although its magnitude is not much in this part of the country as it is in some other parts of country,” Mir said while speaking at a workshop organized by an NGO Save the Children on Juvenile Justice System for police officers to handle child trafficking.
Mir said children and women belong to the vulnerable section of society, and as such police, Social Welfare Department and NGOs like Save the Children have to coordinate in order to save them and protect them.
The police chief said the role of police is of great significance in arresting the trend of human trafficking.
“It is the duty of the police to use these laws against the cruel acts of people who indulge in human trafficking. Before implementing the law, the investigating officer should become proficient in the laws so that they can make strong cases against the people who are committing such crimes. They should see to it that the criminals are punished,” he said.

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