BSA conducts Stakeholder's Consultation Meeting on HT prevention

Mukesh Sharma

Kalimpong, 30th April

A Stakeholders Consultation Meeting was recently organized by Bal Surkasha Abhiyan Trust for Prevention of Human Trafficking, Expediting Cross Border Repatriation and Rehabilitation. The meeting which was held at Sinclairs Hotel & Resort with a  aim to come up with key recommendations for developing Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in Expediting Cross Border Repatriation & Rehabilitation.
 Dhurbha Prasad Bhattarai , First Secretary of Consulate General of Nepal was present as the chief guest of the meeting which saw the participation of  NGO’s representative from Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Siliguri and Duars.
Mr. Dhruba Prasad Bhattarai, First Secretary, Consulate General of Nepal, Kolkata, expressed his hearty congratulation to BSA for organising this ‘consultation workshop’ and welcomed local NGO representatives to share issues related to human trafficking and repatriation to Nepal.
Informing about the objectives of the workshop by Sr. Subeshna, Director Bal Suraksha Abhiyan, said "through Stakeholders Consultation Meet we want to collate key recommendations to develop Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for Expediting Cross Border Restoration & Rehabilitation between NGO’s working in Nepal and India (Darjeeling district, North Bengal and North East) and Streamlining inter country measures for prevention and repartition ".
DCPU, Darjeeling, CWC, Darjeeling and thirteen local NGOs came up with recommendations that  Every Case interlinking with both countries would be notified to Consulate General Nepal.Following the increase in cases of Human Trafficking in North Bengal region a Consulate Unit should set up in North Bengal to deal with cases of human trafficking and due repatriation. To create linkage between Consulate NGOs of North Bengal and Ministry of Women and Child Welfare Government of Nepal to converge on issues of human trafficking. Rehabilitation Centre for Women and Male child should be given priority in border areas. The post repatriation and follow up to be conducted by CDOs of concerned districts, Nepal. All this recommendation will be further fine-tuned and presented to ‘Consulate General of Nepal informed Thapa.
Meanwhile speaking to Reporter Dhruba Prasad Bhattarai , informed that whenever a case come to Consulate General immediately we forward the matter to concern authority of Nepal for their verification which takes a long time . We will try to expedite this process by talking to our higher authority.

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