Days after 42 folks have been rescued from human traffickers, a senior Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) officer has claimed that most people in Assam are migrating to different states in quest of higher avenues moderately than being trafficked.
SSB Inspector General of Frontier Headquarters, (*42*) Sharma stated some unhealthy parts reap the benefits of the financial situation of the poor folks and bask in trafficking them.
“There is not much difference between human trafficking and migration of population. When people find greener pastures and get better salaries, then they go to far away places also. It is not proper to term it as human trafficking,” he advised PTI in an interview.
Mr Sharma cited examples of many tea gardens, which have closed down and their staff have migrated to different locations.
“The main reason is economic. If local industries are established and local tourism is developed, then there is huge potential. If such indigenous things are done here, then the locals would not like to leave their own home.
“Because of this, some migration takes place and a few folks exploit them too. For illicit commerce additionally, individuals are taken from right here. Awareness is prime to cease this,” he added.
Reviewing the India-Bhutan border safety state of affairs in Baksa district of Assam on Sunday, the IGP stated the SSB is attempting to make sure that no human trafficking takes place from the neighbouring nation.
On July 23, a complete of 42 kids have been rescued from totally different components of Sikkim, whereas efforts are on to find 38 others who have been trafficked from 4 villages of Chirang district alongside the Indo-Bhutan border.
Earlier this month, police had rescued 9 ladies from Kerala who have been trafficked from Assam, whereas 37 others have been rescued from Rangia and Baksa after they have been being taken to Mumbai and Gujarat.
Mr Sharma additional stated that the SSB had taken initiative to rescue 34 folks from a Gujarat-bound bus in June from Baksa.
He stated that the twenty fourth Battalion of SSB at Rangia lately apprehended seven traffickers and rescued seven juvenile ladies, and warranted that the pressure will take all doable motion in opposition to human traffickers and drug peddlers energetic alongside the Bhutan border.
Altogether 107 folks have been rescued within the final two months since Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma assumed workplace.
When requested about narcotics drug commerce, the SSB IG stated that no medication is being smuggled from Bhutan, however some unlawful charas farming takes place close to Bhairabkunda in Udalguri district on the Arunachal Pradesh aspect.
The Commandant of the SSB’s twenty fourth Battalion Hrishikesh Sharma, Deputy Commandant Deepak Savita and different senior officers additionally accompanied the IG in the course of the go to to the worldwide border.
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