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Hyderabad: Prajwala celebrates silver jubilee

Published: 19th Aug 2021 1:41 pm

Hyderabad: Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said the society should be free from human trafficking and that there should be no need of any organization to rescue women in the next 25 years.

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Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Prajwala, an NGO working towards eradicating human trafficking, at Uppal here on Thursday, Bhagwat urged victims of sex trade to come forward to lodge complaints against traffickers and agents and to help the law agencies and judiciary.

“Prajwala is a prestigious organization working to eradicate human trafficking from the society. Thousands of victims across the country have been rescued with its help. Post rescue operations, all the victims are provided with rehabilitation in Prajwala shelter homes,” Bhagwat said.

In addition to rehabilitation, victims are also provided with financial assistance by the government, and houses as per schemes. Some victims are helped to get married and reintegrate into the society, he added.

“I hope that the need of any such organization like Prajwala should not be there by the next 25 years and wish for a society where human trafficking does not exist. I urge victims to come forward to lodge complaints on the customers and trafficking agents bravely and help the judiciary to put them behind bars,” the Commissioner said.

The Rachakonda Anti Human Trafficking Unit along with SOT teams and law and order teams collectively fought human trafficking and rescued many victims from not only from India, but those from from Uganda, Tanzania, Nepal, Bangladesh and other countries. Over 700 victims have been rescued in the last five years in Rachakonda Commissionerate.

Padmasri awardee and founder of Prajwala, Sunitha Krishnan said human trafficking was a major problem across the globe and many organizations were working to put an end to this problem.

“The mental and physical trauma that any human trafficking victim undergoes is horrible and very painful. Along with the human trafficking agents, those who encourage it are equally responsible for the growing violence against women victims in the society,” she said, adding that Prajwala had so far has assisted the police in saving over 24,500 victims from sex slavery.

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