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New Delhi : The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on July 28, 2019, called upon government agencies, civil societies, and NGOs to coordinate their efforts and step up the fight against human trafficking in an uncompromising, relentless and ceaseless manner. He observed that the war against human trafficking must continue until the last victim was rescued and rehabilitated and the last perpetrator was brought to justice.

Addressing a gathering after releasing a Training Manual on Home Management for Homes Meant for Sex Trafficked Victims brought out by Dr  Sunitha Krishnan and her NGO, ‘Prajwala’, at Hyderabad on July 28, the Vice President said that human trafficking was much more than just a social evil and was a violent crime against humanity itself. He suggested translating the Training Manual into local languages for better understanding for the public.

‘It is a menace that violates all the basic tenets of human rights, justice, dignity and is often referred to as modern-day slavery,’ he added. Stating that every citizen of this country has the right to a secure and dignified life, the Vice President said that the constitution places the sacred duty upon each and every citizen to work hard to eradicate human trafficking. “ The entire society must unite for this cause. We must do our best to spread awareness about the nature of this crime and the need to focus on rescue and rehabilitation of survivors,” he added, according to a PIB release.

Naidu also called for encouraging people to help and support the survivors of human trafficking to lead normal lives and re-join mainstream society.

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