Workshop focuses on human trafficking

Shillong, March 31: A workshop on anti-human trafficking initiatives was held here on Friday.

The programme was organised by CID Department, Meghalaya police with the support from Union Ministry of Home Affairs  in connection with implementation of anti- human trafficking initiatives and responsibilities.


It was attended by 70 participants including labour officers, social welfare legal probationers, under training judicial officers of the Meghalaya State Judicial Academy, police officers and personnel from all the 12 districts of the state.

The programme was inaugurated by  Iamonlang Syiem, Chairperson State Commission for protection of Child Rights in the presence of DGP Meghalaya Dr LR Bishnoi, KML Nongbri Director Meghalaya State Judicial Academy and others.

Bishnoi gave a comprehensive account of global scenario of human trafficking including the historical perspective, with special focus on Indian context and NE region. He also imparted practical solutions to stake holders regarding preventive and investigation aspects.  Nongbri, the director Meghalaya State Judicial Academy narrated various instances of human trafficking and stressed on the importance of sensitisation of stake holders on various aspects of the same including empathetic approach towards the problem. The  chairperson MSCPCR, spoke regarding human trafficking with specific focus on child related issues, and she stressed on the importance of authentic data in this connection, to address the problem more effectively.

Experts from various fields imparted knowledge and shared experiences and solutions in effectively tackling human trafficking. District and Sessions Judge  Dashalene R Kharbteng, police officers of AHTU(Anti Human Trafficking Unit) East Khasi Hills and West Garo Hills, Kerida Lyngdoh Nongpiur, programme officer, State Child Protection Society, Social Welfare Department, Shillong, and Rosanna Lyngdoh Director Impulse NGO network and Bariphylla Lyttan, case manager were the resource persons who shared knowledge on various aspects of human trafficking.

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