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Less than 1% trafficking victims receive compensation: NGO report

Some outfits in West Bengal take up cudgels to find out the lacunae through RTI pleas and creating awareness among survivors, writes Swarnami Mondal

Swarnami Mondal 

Sultana (name changed), a human trafficking survivor from West Bengal, is one amo­ng only three in the state to get compensation from the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) under the West Bengal Victim Co­mpensation Scheme between 2012 and 2019 — that too after a legal tussle of four years. “In order to prove that I had been a victim of human trafficking, I had to go through multiple rounds of questioning by police.

This was followed by a legal tussle and multiple rounds of hearing at the distri­ct court, which did not yield any re­sult. I filed the case ...

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First Published: Sat, February 22 2020. 21:56 IST
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