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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