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Terming human trafficking as one of the most derogatory criminal activities, Calcutta High Court Justice Harish Tandon on Tuesday said the crime should be nipped in the bud in order to completely eradicate it.
"Human trafficking is one of the most derogatory criminal activities as it is completely against the human kind. If we do not nip the very problem in the bud at the very grass root level, I don't think we would be able to achieve complete success against it," Tandon said while releasing a study on cross-border trafficking and safely along the India-Bangladesh border.
The database shows human trafficking is rampant through the India-Bangladesh border, India-Nepal border and also from Myanmar.
Hailing the role of BSF in curbing trafficking, he said success in preventing cross-border trafficking can be achieved by intercepting the traffickers right at the border.
"If we can prevent trafficking at the very initial stage, if such strategies can be adopted to intercept them at the border stringently and rigorously, then we might achieve the call," Tandon claimed.
He was of the view that the socio-economic disparities among the dwellers of the border region in the state has encouraged trafficking as people tend to move to big cities in search of better opportunities.
"The disparity in the socio-economic parameters really encourages the traffickers to traffic the adolescent girls who, sometimes with the consent of the parents, come from Bangladesh to India in search of a better future and get trafficked in the process," he added.