Nagpur: Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis has termed the problem of trafficking of women for commercial sexual exploitation as one that is beyond the borders.
He said this while virtually addressing a seminar organised in Nagpur, on ‘Prevention of trafficking of women for commercial sexual exploitation.’ The seminar was organized by the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission (MSWC) and the Alliance Against Centres of Trafficking (ACT).
“This problem is beyond borders. For this, a social movement needs to be created by generating awareness. It has to be supported by the law. Unlike before, girls / women are now coming forward to lodge complaints about human trafficking and abuse”, remarked Fadnavis.
He also informed about initiatives like ‘Operation Muskan’ and ‘Bharosa Cell’ being implemented in the state for the last few years. “Also, Government of India (GoI) has started Shakti Sadan – shelters for the rehabilitation of the victims freed from trafficking. In the recently presented state budget, the Maharashtra government has approved the establishment of 50 Shakti Sadans in the state.
He further said, State government’s priority is to curb human trafficking. And appealed to fight together to solve this problem!