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Assam govt to introduce a new law to stop human trafficking

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said the new law will be introduced to protect those working as domestic help.

He claimed that this will ensure the safety of those people and bring down the cases of human trafficking.

Once the law would be tabled in the assembly, the households in the state employing domestic help may have to undergo police proceedings and follow a series of accountability measures, Chief Minster informed the state assembly.

He claimed that this will ensure the safety of those people and bring down the cases of human trafficking.

“There is a mindset among the people that human trafficking happens only when a child or teenager is taken to other states. But when the same person is taken out of his or her home to a different district or place inside the state boundary, we overlook it,” Sarma said.

As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, Assam recorded 149 cases of human trafficking in which 379 victims were rescued.

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