Parliamentary panel concerned over trafficking of tribal women

The committee desired the ministry to be more dynamic and pro-active to put an end to the sufferings of tribal women caused by ever growing cases of human trafficking in the country.

Published: 27th March 2017 08:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2017 08:11 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Concerned over the growing cases of trafficking of tribal women, a parliamentary panel has reiterated to the government to operationalise a ‘special cell’ under the Station House Officer (SHO) in each police stations in tribal dominated areas to prevent atrocities against tribal women.

The committee on empowerment of women in its report on ‘empowerment of tribal women’ said that the ministry has remain non-committal and directed the ministry to take all necessary steps to implement its recommendation and status be communicated within six months.

The committee desired the ministry to be more dynamic and pro-active to put an end to the sufferings of tribal women caused by ever growing cases of human trafficking in the country.

“It is desired that a special cell within the ministry to be created without delay to bring all the agencies together, co-ordinate between the Centre, states and NGOs, take decisions for judicious use of resources to go behind the that root cause of trafficking,” it added.

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