Railways launches Operation AAHT to curb human trafficking

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The Railway Protection Force (RPF) under the Ministry of Railways has launched a nationwide operation to curb human trafficking .

RPF will deploy its special units on important railway stations and trains, especially trains originating in the district bordering Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. 

  • Thousands of women and children from these countries are  sold in various parts of the country for sexual exploitation, prostituion,slavery,organ transplant etc .

  • Law and order is a responsibility of the state government according to the India constitution . The registration,detection and prevention of crime is the responsibility of the Government Railway Police (GRP) under the respective state governments.

  • Railway Protection Force can assist the state government law enforcement agency in curbing human trafficking  as railways is one of the most  preferred network through which human smugglers  uses for trafficking human especially children and women .

  • Article 23(1) of the constitution prohibits trafficking in human beings or persons.

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