Imphal(Manipur) : Chief Minister N Biren on Friday said that human trafficking in the name of religion was taking place in the state and the region . He said cases of human trafficking were on the rise. Recently large numbers of girls from Churachandpur district were rescued from Yangon, Myanmar after they managed to send a SOS to the government.
The traffickers promise the families of the victims of providing better education, employment outside the State, he added. Chief Minister appealed the CSOs, village leaders and people to remain vigilant and alert to stop human trafficking and child abuse in the State.
He said that it is our responsibility and make sure that our children are safe in and outside the State.
Manipur government is committed to protection of children and to ensure that all children live in a child friendly and secure environment, Manipur government would discuss and adopt “The Manipur State Policy for Children 2017” . Chief Minister, N Biren assured that the matter would be placed in the State Cabinet soon.
Stating that children are the future of the Nation, Chief Minister appealed the MACR, MCPCR, NGOs and CSOs to work collectively for the protection of child rights violation such as child trafficking, drug abuse etc. in the State. The true human service is to help the poorest of the poor by providing basic amenities so that their living conditions could be improved which would finally help in bringing growth and development in the State.
About the government initiatives of the differently-abled persons in the State, N. Biren Singh stated that the government is set to introduce new welfare benefit schemes such as provide employment, loans, and monthly stipends to the differently abled persons soon. Under the new scheme, skilled differently-abled persons would be provided loans at subsidized interest rates to help start their own business, secondly vehicles would be provided to those who are working in government/non-government sector and thirdly the scheme would also have a provision to provide monthly pension/stipends to fully disabled persons.