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Mizoram’s Tribal Girls get rescued while being Trafficked to Gujarat

About 31,300 Reang tribals, who call themselves ‘Bru’, have been living in seven makeshift camps for the past 19 years in Kanchanpur area adjoining Mizoram

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  • Police on Sunday, July 3, rescued eight tribal girls of Mizoram from a car while being traffic to Gujarat
  • The girls were aged between 15 and 25 years while the two men are aged between 35 and 40
  • About 31,300 Reang tribals have been living in seven makeshift camps for the past 19 years in Kanchanpur area adjoining Mizoram

Police on Sunday, June 2, rescued eight tribal girls of Mizoram from a car while being trafficked to Gujarat.

As many as two tribal youths were also arrested in this connection, the police said.

Girl trafficking. Image Source: Getty Images
Girl trafficking. Image Source: Getty Images

“They were rescued from a small vehicle on Saturday night while being trafficked to Gujarat via Guwahati,” police inspector Ratanmani Debbarma told the media.

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“During interrogation the girls gave different versions about their journey. Seven of them are the inmates of refugee camps in Kanchanpur (in north Tripura) where tribals from Mizoram live. Another teen aged girl is a class nine student from Mizoram,” he said.

Debbarma said that to know the details the police have called the refugee leaders who said they were unaware of the girls’ journey.

“Their parents said they face acute poverty here. They were sending their daughters to Gujarat in search of jobs in beauty parlours. However, the parents could not give corroborative facts and other details. We are investigating the matter,” the police official added.

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The girls were aged between 15 and 25 years while the two men are aged between 35 and 40.

Bru group. Image Source: www.tripurainfoway.com
Bru group. Image Source: www.tripurainfoway.com

About 31,300 Reang tribals, who call themselves ‘Bru’, have been living in seven makeshift camps for the past 19 years in Kanchanpur area adjoining Mizoram.

They had fled ethnic violence in western Mizoram following the killing of a Mizo forest official at the Dampa Tiger Reserve.

Unless the demands of the refugees of food and security are met, they are reluctant to go back to their villages despite several initiatives taken by the Mizoram Government. (IANS)

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    Good that these men were caught. Human trafficking is one of the biggest crimes in this world. They should be given strict punishment

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Mizoram to Have its First Medical College

Mizoram's first medical college to open in August

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Mizoram’s first medical college is slated to open its doors in August.

The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday.

“The MCI has recommended the Letter of Permission for setting up the college,” he said.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla initiated the institution’s establishment keeping in mind the rising number of medical aspirants in the state.

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Fimate said:, “Mizoram has been getting just 10 seats every year in the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, (RIMS), Imphal. It is a central college. The medical aspirants of Mizoram find it almost impossible to get a seat in other medical colleges in India.”

The college will initially capacitate 100 students, 85 seats reserved for Mizo students.

Fimate has previously served as the Director in RIMS for nearly six years. He has also served as the head of the Forensic sciences in RIMS and J.N. Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. (IANS)