Delhi:  BSF rescues 33 women trafficked at Bengal border in 2021

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New Delhi . India’s premier border guarding force BSF said on Sunday that it has rescued 33 women, 28 of them and five minor girls, in 2021 by augmenting the anti-human trafficking mechanism along the West Bengal border. During this, 33 smugglers and touts were also arrested.

The South Bengal Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF), identifying vulnerable areas for human trafficking in its border area, deployed ‘Anti-Human Trafficking Units’ to rescue victims of human trafficking and nab touts on January 15, 2021. it was done. The force, while sharing the details of the South Bengal Frontier about the anti-trafficking system, also said that the cases of human trafficking have come down significantly after the deployment of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit in the sensitive area along the border. But it still needs more time to finish it.

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To root out the cases of human trafficking, as much as it is necessary to put the touts (buyers) behind the bars, it is equally necessary that the poor and innocent girls should be made aware about the heinous act of human trafficking. Surjit Singh Guleria, Senior Spokesperson and DIG, South Bengal Frontier said, “Girls or women should be alert from the temptation of these human traffickers.” DIG Guleria also said that in most of the cases it has been seen that human traffickers are trying to earn money by promising good jobs like beauty parlor, bar dancer, helper in gym, massage parlour, waiter work, house maid to poor innocent girls (women). lures and pushes them into the inhuman business of prostitution. Brokers take advantage of them.

Describing about the establishment of ‘Anti Human Trafficking Unit’, an important part of BSF South Bengal Frontier, he further said that BSF is doing its best to stop human trafficking by staying on the International Border and keeping a strict vigil at sensitive points. The DIG of South Bengal Frontier also said that the brokers involved in human trafficking bring poor and gullible girls or young women of Bangladesh across the border in the greed of good jobs and money and force them into abominable work like prostitution.

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Guleria further said, “These days BSF is taking very strict steps to stop human trafficking at the border. All the anti-human trafficking units under the leadership of Inspector General of South Bengal Frontier have been deployed at the border. The chief of these units The aim is to nab all the syndicates involved in human trafficking, hand them over to the law and put them behind bars.”

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