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To curb human trafficking, child rights body to approach RWAs

To curb human trafficking, child rights body to approach RWAs

New Delhi: To curb human trafficking, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) will soon be approaching Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs). The child rights body claimed that after getting trafficked children placed as maids in posh colonies, they want RWAs to collect all the details of the kids and inform authorities.

According to DCPCR, the goal of the programme is to create a sensitive and knowledgable group of RWAs on domestic maid issue and the legal notifications on child trafficking, placement agencies, recruitment of domestic maids. "We will discuss the legal process of employing a domestic maid and empower RWAs on domestic maid issue so that a system will be developed where every resident will report the RWAs before employing any maid at their house," said a DCPCR official.

On the outcome of the programme, DCPCR stated that most of the domestic maids will be verified by the local police station. The residents will no more employ any child as a domestic maid and they will cross-check the same with age supportive document as per JJ act. "The residents will no more encourage the illegal placement agencies and they will follow the process as mentioned in the Delhi Private Placement Agencies (Regulation) Bill," added the child rights body.

Roop Sudesh Vimal, member of the child rights body, stated that they have identified four districts in Delhi where they will meet RWAs and the residents. He further stated that most of the children after getting trafficked lands in posh colonies as maids. "It will curb human trafficking in the city," said Vimal. Talking about placement agencies, the DCPCR member said," they are keeping a tight vigil on some placement agencies and action will be taken soon."

More than 400 persons who are involved in different cases of crime against children have been arrested by the Delhi Police since 2016.

The police data accessed by Millennium Post (till October 31, 2018) claimed that under Juvenile Justice Act, 163 persons have been arrested whereas in cases related to Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), 273 persons were nabbed and in child labour cases, 37 persons were arrested from different parts of Delhi.

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