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Concern on trafficking in women, kids expressed

Written by: Staff

Tirupati, Mar 1 (UNI) The Academy of Gandhian Studies (AGS) Secretary G Sivaramamurthy today expressed serious concerns over Andhra Pradesh, particularly some of its coastal districts, being identified as 'high supply zones' for trafficking in women and children for sexual exploitation.

In his presidential remarks at a national workshop on trafficking in children and women held in the temple town here, Mr Murthy said trafficking in women and children occupied the third place in organised crimes after arms and drugs.

Inaugurating the workshop, SV University Former Vice Chancellor Ram Murthy felt lack of knowledge was quite dangerous as it resulted in social stigma.

Apart from socio-economic conditions,lack of education,information and intervention formed the important concerns for such a huge prevalence of trafficking across the country.

After detailed deliberations, the workshop passed several resolutions including the demand to table the proposed amendments to Immoral Traffic Prevention Act (ITPA) in Parliament.


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