BELAGAVI: “Rise in cases of trafficking of children and women has become a matter of serious concern in the state. Mafia is forcing several women into flesh trade. But the state government is not doing anything to curb trafficking and ensure protection of women and children,” said Sunil Kumar (BJP) in the Assembly on Tuesday.
“Attempts were made to send over 30 children to the United States,” he alleged. Contradicting Home Department’s claims, he said Karnataka stands third in human trafficking. Suresh Kumar said that women asking for alms at public places, while holding babies, has become a common sight in Bengaluru.
Home Minister G Parameshwara said that the government has started anti-human trafficking cells, and has appointed nodal officers in Bengaluru city, Hubli- Dharwad, Mysuru, Belagavi, Dakshin Kannada, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Bijapur and Davanagere districts.
“A special task force committee has been constituted in 40 police station limits and claimed that all the cases reported from 2014 to September 2016 have been resolved. As many as 377 accused were arrested till October, 2016,”he added.