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Kolkata, May 16, 2017: Terming human trafficking as one of the most derogatory criminal activities, Calcutta High Court Justice Harish Tandon on Tuesday said the crime should be nipped in the bud in order to completely eradicate it.

“Human trafficking is one of the most derogatory criminal activities as it is completely against the human kind. If we do not nip the very problem in the bud at the very grass root level, I don’t think we would be able to achieve complete success against it,” Tandon said while releasing a study on cross-border trafficking and safely along the India-Bangladesh border.

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The database shows human trafficking is rampant through the India-Bangladesh border, India-Nepal border and also from Myanmar.

Hailing the role of BSF in curbing trafficking, he said success in preventing cross-border trafficking can be achieved by intercepting the traffickers right at the border.

“If we can prevent trafficking at the very initial stage, if such strategies can be adopted to intercept them at the border stringently and rigorously, then we might achieve the call,” Tandon claimed.

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He was of the view that the socio-economic disparities among the dwellers of the border region in the state has encouraged trafficking as people tend to move to big cities in search of better opportunities.

“The disparity in the socio-economic parameters really encourages the traffickers to traffic the adolescent girls who, sometimes with the consent of the parents, come from Bangladesh to India in search of a better future and get trafficked in the process,” he added. (IANS)

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At St. Teresa Charity Home, Out Of 450 Births Only 170 Are In Record

According to police, the incident is a case of human trafficking and they are trying to reach its roots.

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450 pregnant women were admitted in various homes, but there are records of only 170 childbirths and no information about the remaining 280.
450 pregnant women were admitted in various homes, but there are records of only 170 childbirths and no information about the remaining 280. Pixabay

450 pregnant women were admitted in various homes, run by the order founded by St Teresa, here between 2015 and 2018, but there are records of only 170 childbirths and no information about the remaining 280.

Ranchi : The Missionaries of Charity, which is facing charges of selling newborns to childless couples, has not been able to provide records of births by 280 women at its various homes here, police said on Saturday.

According to police sources, 450 pregnant women were admitted in various homes, run by the order founded by St Teresa, here between 2015 and 2018, but there are records of only 170 childbirths and no information about the remaining 280.

“We are investigating all angles of the sale of children to childless couple. We have gone through records of the pregnant women and newborn babies. There are discrepancies in the records,” a police official investigating the case told IANS.

Motherhouse" at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.
Mother Teresa looking after the poor children. Flickr

The scam came to light when the couple, who had taken a newborn from the charity home in May, complained that they had paid Rs 1.20 lakh for medical care and delivery of the child, but the baby was taken back by the charity home with assurances of returning it back after court procedures.

The couple complained to the Child Welfare Society after they failed to get the child.

According to police, the incident is a case of human trafficking and they are trying to reach its roots.

Also read: Mother Teresa: Saint or Fraud? Five controversial facts about her

A mentally challenged women, staying in a Missionaries of Charity facility on Jail Road here, delivered a baby on Friday but sisters at the home insisted that the newborn should be left there only, the woman’s mother alleged. (IANS)