Orissa formulates anti-trafficking policy

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Bhubaneshwar, Mar 1: Worried by the upsurge in the women trafficking, the government of Orissa has come with a special policy to tackle the problem.

The special policy by the government will ensure adequate measures for psychological support, economic empowerment and reintegration so that the rescued victims of trafficking do not go backslide  due to lack of other options for livelihood.

In order to concentrate on specific places which needs response, a policy stipulated formation of integrated anti-human trafficking units will be set up at the office of the inspector general of police (crime branch) and in the commissionerate of police of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack, IG office at Rourkela, DIG offices at Sambalpur and Berhampur.

The figures available with the home department shows a disturbing picture of over 3,578 women, mostly minor and young girls going missing between 2000 and 2005.

The data revealed that 1,418 were minor girls (12 to 14 years old) and 1,342 young girls (21 to 30 years old), while 818 were married.

So far 238 married women, 294 young girls and 492 minor girls have been rescued by the police from different places.

Officials said that while in some cases victims are send to other states, in other cases they are trafficked within the states.

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