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DCPCR suspects fake placement agencies might be operating from residential areas

DCPCR suspects fake placement agencies might be operating from residential areas

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has suspected that fake placement agencies might be operating from residential societies in Delhi and NCR area and thereby, running human trafficking racket without any suspicion.

The child rights body said that they have received complaints in which it was alleged that there is a possibility that fake placement agencies are being run either under the garb of a residential society or other establishments.

"We are suspecting that human traffickers, to dodge police and other agencies, have changed their modus operandi.," said Roop Sudesh Vimal from DCPCR.

He further said that apart from their probe, the commission has asked the city police to investigate this angle.

DCPCR suspects that in society, traffickers are creating such environment so that the residents think that they are living like a family.

According to DCPCR official, the placement agencies are working in an organised manner. They have established good links with the source areas and bringing children on the pretext of the good life.

Recently, a programme was held on anti-human trafficking with special reference to the trafficking for the domestic maid in the urban areas. It was attended by the member from child rights body, RWAs, Delhi Police, NGOs.

"Rural areas with chronic issues of poverty and socio-political instability act as source regions for migration and cheap human resource," reads the report of the meeting.

It further reads that metropolitan city with flourishing economies where people have the capacity to pay for hired domestic help are a hot destination for placement agencies to set up their offices and supply cheap labour, especially minors for domestic work.

The report further added that personal circumstances like dysfunctional home environment, marital discord, large families, gender discrimination within the family, lack of employment opportunities leading to migration and later trafficking.

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