Parliamentarians Pledge Support For Urgent Passage Of Anti-Trafficking Bill

Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

The current pandemic has led to an aggravation of the dangers faced by the most marginalized children in India. Child labour and trafficking has risen exponentially. Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), a sister organization of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), has rescued more than 9000 trafficked children from trains, buses and factories along with law-enforcement agencies and 265 traffickers have been arrested from the entire country since April 2020.

In the light of alarming and unstoppable cases of trafficking and forced labour, the passage of the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021 in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament, will ensure mitigation of the menace. The passage of this Bill will be a resounding victory for the 12 lakh Indians who marched across 22 states and 12000 kms in 2017, demanding a strong law against trafficking. Some of these marches were led and supported by many Parliamentarians across India.

To end the menace of trafficking, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation’s national activists, volunteers and partners are increasing awareness of citizens by organising events across constituencies and appealing to their Parliamentarians for urgent passage of the Trafficking in Persons, Bill 2021 in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament, from 15th July to 19th July, before the Parliament session begins. Smooth passage of this Bill is imperative to bring justice to thousands of children who have already been trafficked, sexually abused or remain at unprecedented risk.

Many Parliamentarians and political leaders have supported the appeal as mentioned below:

Ram Kirpal Yadav – Patliputra, Bihar

Nishant Dubey – Godda, Jharkhand

Dinesh Chandra Yadav – Madhepura, Bihar

Dulal Chandra Goswami – Katihar, Bihar

Girdhari Yadav – Banka, Bihar

Dr. Sukanta Majumder – Balurghat, West Bengal

Tejaswi Yadav – Leader of Opposition, Bihar

Sanjay Seth – Ranchi, Jharkhand

Santosh Kushwaha – Purnea, Bihar

Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar – Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Chandraprakash Choudhary – Giridih, Jharkhand

Ravneet Singh Bittu – Ludhiana, Punjab

Rodmal Nagar – Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh

Kanimozi Karunanidhi – Thoothukkudi, Tamil Nadu

Sunil Kumar – Valmiki Nagar, Bihar

Shri Ramulu – Nagarkunool, Telangana

K. Keshava Rao – Telangana

Ravi Shankar Prasad – Patna Sahib, Bihar

Janardan Mishra – Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

Vijay Kumar Manjhi – Bihar

Vijay Baghel – Durg, Chattisgarh

Gurjeet Singh Aujla – Amritsar, Punjab

Sunil Soren – Dumka, Jharkhand

Sudhir Ramchandra Gupta – Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh

Sudarshan Bhagat – Lohardaga, Jharkhand