The border defence force from India has not only rescued Indian children but even those from neighbouring Nepal
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel guarding the 760 km-long India-Nepal border in Bihar, have succeeded in preventing child trafficking and flesh trade in the area. The 2015 and 2016 data reveal that SSB personnel rescued 824 boys, girls and adults, including 234 from Nepal, from the clutches of human traffickers. In 2015, they rescued 270 people, including 88 belonging to Nepal (66 minor boys, 18 girls and one woman among the four adults). In 2016, the SSB personnel rescued 554 people, including 146 from Nepal (145 minor boys and one minor girl). Confirming the data, SSB IG, Chanchal Shekhar says that most of the children were taken to cities like Mumbai, Jaipur and Rajkot. Altogether 56 traffickers, including 36 from Bihar and 21 from Nepal, were arrested in 2015. In 2016, the number of human traffickers arrested was 136, including 89 from Bihar and 47 from Nepal.
Lamenting over the prevailing situation, IG tells that Nepal is in Class-1 category on the global index of croos border human trafficking, while India falls in Class-3 category. That means human trafficking from Nepal is the highest in the world. After intensive enquiry, fact came to light that most of the rescued victims belonged to remote villages of east Champaran and Sitamarhi districts. SSB has also launched an awareness program on the bordering districts to protect the children. Not only children but their guardians are also allured by the traffickers in many ways. IG, Shekhar claims that close vigil on the border is being kept.
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