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Compensate Adequately Trafficking Victims: Official

Inspector General of Police S Umapati from Andhra Pradesh strongly advocated the government paying substantial compensation to victims of human trafficking in order to desist them from slipping back into the same way of life.
Speaking at the inaugural function of a two-day anti-human trafficking seminar, he said the Andhra Pradesh government was compensating such victims with Rs 10,000/-

While revealing that nearly Rs 22 crore income is generated through trafficking every day, he also stressed the need to sensitise the judiciary to get convictions in such cases in order to deter others from carrying on this evil.
Goa State Commission for Women (GSCW) Chairperson Ezilda Sapeco blamed poverty for this problem. She also admitted that there are increasing number of cases of women being brought to Goa for exploitation as sex workers.
The seminar is jointly organized by GSCW and International Organisation for Migration from Hyderabad.

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