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Rescued girls reaching parents

As many as 35 girls have reached their parents in Tinsukia district a day after they were rescued just before taking to Kerala.

Immediately after being rescued at the Margherita Railway Station on Saturday what a few of the girls told Assam Times suggest a circle of people has been making money with human trafficking.

“We are told to wait at this station. Some body was to arrive here to help us board on the train, that’s why we were looking for him,” a girl told Assam Times after she was recued by ATTSA with the help of police.

“They told us that money won’t be a problem if we go to Kerala. We were told that we would get good salary,” said a girl who was rescued along with 34 other girls.

“We have no money. Since we have nothing to eat that’s why, we have to listen to this nice package and pay in Kerala,’ said another girl.

“Having seen them suspiciously loitering at the platform in the afternoon we asked them where we got to know that they are waiting to board on a train to Kerala.  Then we called up policemen who rescued them. They are now with their parents and family members,” said an ATTSA activist who rescued them.

Local residents blamed poverty for it and lack of tough laws to deal with these cases. Sudarshan Das, a school teacher said, “these people who basically belong to the tea workers have hardly anything to survive. They remain starved or half starved. Nobody help them survive. That’s the main reason why the human traffickers these girls.”

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