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Trafficking survivors to get help from concerned State Bhawans

New Delhi: Whether it is human trafficking survivors, family members of victims or the state police, they will now get the help from the State Bhawans in the national capital. The newly-formed guidelines prepared by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) claimed that in case a child victim of trafficking is rescued and is brought to the State Bhawan, the representative there should make him or her comfortable and facilitate accommodation to the victim and his or her family. The accompanying investigation personnel will also will also get help.
In case of non-availability of rooms, the representative should co-ordinate with designated authority of other State Bhawans for providing accommodation till the process of repatriation of the minor.
The 13 points guidelines accessed by the Millennium Post stated that the state government should appoint a state language translator in the Bhawan for better communication with victims and their family. The Bhawans should have child-friendly desk and resource directory consisting of all helpline numbers.
According to child rights body, trafficking of children runs through an organized network. Children and their families are often lured by the promise of better employment and a more prosperous life far from their homes. Others are kidnapped and sold. Traflicked children are forced into for prostitution and forced marriages. They are also illegally adopted or used as cheap or unpaid labour. They are subjected to sexual exploitation, begging and organ harvesting. Some children are recruited into armed groups or other crime mafias. Trafficking exposes children to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Yashwant Jain, member NCPCR claimed that after the child belonging to other states are rescued in Delhi, the concerned State Resident Commissions may be approached for repatriation of the child to his or her home state. "ln order to streamline the procedure, we decided to frame guidelines to be followed by the Resident Commissioners of State Bhawans for post-rescue repatriation of trafficking survivors, " said Jain.

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