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PTI Chennai
Updated: 07-12-2018 20:16 IST

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan

Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to

ensure that the anti-trafficking bill was taken up for

discussion in the winter session of Parliament.

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and

Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 was passed by the Lok Sabha in July

this year and was pending for discussion in Rajya Sabha, the

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief said.

Citing his recent interaction with a group of survivors

of human trafficking, he said they had narrated "tales of

deception, physical brutality and mental scar they must live

with for their entire life."

He rued that "India acts as an origination, transit and

destination point for this inhuman activity (trafficking)...

"I hope that your government presents this bill for

dicussion in the upcoming session of the Parliament and all

parties support the proposed law. Further, the Parliament may

suitably address any shortcoming in the bill as highlighted by

various political parties before it is finally passed," he


The legislation will provide necessary tools to the

law-enforcement agencies to prevent such crimes, besides

sufficient assistance to the rescued victims to start a new

and respectful life, Haasan added.

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