Ranchi: Due to the meaningful efforts of Chief Minister Hemant Soren the victims of human trafficking are being rehabilitated and brought back to their homes. In this connection, five girls from the Gumla district of Jharkhand and two girls from the Lohardagga district, who were victims of human trafficking, have been freed in Delhi.
Strict instructions have been given to all the districts by the Project Director of the Department of Women and Child Development that in whichever district the children are rescued in Delhi, the District Social Welfare Officer and Child Protection Officer of the district will rehabilitate the girls back to their district.
In this episode, 7 girls rescued in Delhi were scouted from Delhi, taking initiative by Gumla district’s conservation officer, institutional care sister Sarita Kumari and female constable Amrit Devi. All the girls are going back from New Delhi to Ranchi. These girls will be linked to various schemes run by the Social Welfare Department so that all these girls do not become victims of human trafficking again.
The Government of Jharkhand and the Department of Women and Child Development are very sensitive on human trafficking and believe in prompt action. This is the reason why the Integrated Rehabilitation cum Resource Center is being run in Delhi, whose Nodal Officer Nachiketa is working to free the victims of human trafficking of Jharkhand and rehabilitate them back to their district of Jharkhand.
As per the instructions of the local commissioner Mastram Meena the children who have been victims of human trafficking, misplaced or trapped by someone’s misguided and unprotected by constantly visiting various children’s homes of Delhi by Integrated Rehabilitationcum- Resource Centre, New Delhi, Action is being taken to send the girls back.
In this regard, after establishing constant coordination with Delhi Police, Child Welfare Committee, New Delhi and Child Welfare Committee of border states, victims of human trafficking are being identified and freed. After that work is being done to send the liberated people safely to their home district, where they are being rehabilitated.
The rescued girls in Delhi were brought through brokers. In Jharkhand, such brokers are very active who lure young girls to Delhi by luring them to live a good life in Delhi and sell them on the pretext of employing them in different houses by which they get a hefty amount and the life of these girls is made worse than hell.
Their parents also play an important role in sending the girls in the clutches of touts. It has been seen many times that girls come in the clutches of touts only with the consent of their parents and their relatives.
According to the instructions of the Social Welfare Women and Child Development Department, the children being sent to Jharkhand will be continuously monitored through the Village Child Protection Committee (VLCPC) connecting them with the welfare schemes, sponsorship, foster care, Kasturba Gandhi Residential Girls School in the district so that these girls can be saved from being victims of human trafficking again and human trafficking can be stopped in the state of Jharkhand.
In the escort team Nirmala Khalkho, Consultant of Integrated Rehabilitationcum- Resource Center, Rahul Singh has played a very important role.