Anti-Trafficking Units To be Set up Soon: Smriti Irani

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In a major initiative, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that the Nirbhaya fund will be used to set up anti-human trafficking units and women’s help desks in police stations across the country.

The initiative will strengthen women’s safety and instill a greater sense of security among women. Irani also thanked the Home Ministry for accepting the recommendations of the WCD ministry.

Irani, while quoted by news agency IANS said that she is grateful that the Home Ministry was quick to not only respond to their suggestion but also helped expedite the administrative procedures required.

She further said, “It has long been articulated by women and parents across the country, a concern shared by many NGOs that today finds resonance in these two projects.” She said that the government under Narendra Modi is committed to strengthening institutional support to help better protect women and children in the country, the resolve of the same is manifested in these projects.

However, the National Commission of Women has applauded the move. The NCW in a Tweet said, “This will help add another layer to ensure the safety and security of women. Thanks to the Home Minister.”

NCW said it has always advocated establishing anti-trafficking units in every district to curb the menace of trafficking of women and children.

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