Chief Justice for stern law against human trafficking

- Post Report, Kathmandu
Ranju Jha, chairperson of parliament committee for women and children, calls for collaboration from all sides to fight trafficking

Sep 6, 2016-Chief Justice Sushila Karki has said that the country should issue stern law to curb human trafficking.

The existing Act against human trafficking should be amended to introduce stringent punishment, she said addressing a function that was organised in the Capital on the occasion of ninth National Day Against Human Trafficking on Monday.

Besides issuing strong law, the chief justice said, there should also be an extensive awareness campaign to inform people about human trafficking. 

Ranju Kumari Jha, president of Women, Children, Senior Citizen and Social Welfare Committee 0f Legislature-Parliament, called for collaboration from all sides in a fight against human trafficking.

She said that effective awareness campaign against human trafficking is particularly necessary in rural areas of the country.

A total of 15 social organisations, in coordination of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, will be observing the National Day Against Human Trafficking by organising a week-long public awareness programmes.

The Kathmandu Post reporter Pratichya Dulal, Gorkhapatra daily’s Sita Sharma, and Radio Nepal’s Chandra Baniya were also honoured at the programme for their reporting on the subject of human trafficking. 

According to a report issued by the National Human Rights Commission, around 10,000 persons were trafficked in 2015. Human trafficking cases, the report states,  rose by 15 percent following the Gorkha Earthquake. 

Published: 06-09-2016 08:43

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