Human Trafficking Definition Needs to be Changed: Kanth

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Patna: Former Goa DGP Amod Kanth, on the opening day of the 3-day seminar on human trafficking, said that it was a matter of grave concern that between 35-40 thousand children from Bihar were missing and no one had a clue about their whereabouts.

Kanth further said that under the current definition of human trafficking, many missing children and young women were not included in the data since the existing definition included only women and children involved in commercial flesh trade.

"This needs to be changed and the Central government is working on redefining what constitutes human trafficking and what does not," he said on Monday adding forced marriage, pedophilia, and forced organ donation should also be made part of the definition.

Director General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand, speaking on the occasion, said human trafficking was the worst form of the violation of human rights and Bihar police was committed to eradicate this evil practice from the state.

Former IPS officer Rajvardhan Sharma and Nitu Prasad, Save the Children Bihar coordinator, also spoke on the issue of human trafficking.

The program has been organized jointly by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the state police and Save the Children, an NGO dedicated to the welfare of the children.

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