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At least 20 persons including 17 girls belonging from displaced and socially excluded Adhivasi community hailing from the various corner of the Kokrajhar district were rescued from Kokrajhar railway station while heading towards Tamil Nadu today in Trivandrum train.

The rescued were given false promise of job in Tamil Nadu by the agent call Bablu, who hail in West Bengal bordering state with Kokrajhar district of Assam. While girls were detained at Kokrajhar Bablu who was waiting at Jalpaiguri was constantly in conversation with girls though phone.

NEDAN, an NGO based in Kokrajhar as a part of anti human trafficking in North East Region rescued the girls with the help of Kokrajhar railway police and Kokrajhar police.

All the 17 girls are from different place of Kokrajhar and Chirang district of BTC Assam. Among the seventeen girls seven of them were already working in Tamil Nadu and they came to take other girls in the false hope of giving job with the help of agent.

Conflict and poverty is the main reason for being an easy prey in the hands of trafficker. The girls seem to come from extremely poor family background. Assam is one of the trafficking hub in North East India. Today’s incident shows the gravity of the trafficking scenario in North East.

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Reporting from Kokrajhar

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