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Draft Human Trafficking Bill to be considered by ministerial panel next week

Author: Press Trust of India, Published on: 12 September 2016

The draft, which has been revised at least five times since it was unveiled in May, now has a provision for a pan-India communication network, which will include hotlines for preventing trafficking...The draft Human Trafficking Bill, which has proposed severe punishment that may extend to life term for offenders, and a national body for rescue and rehabilitation, is likely to be taken up for inter-ministerial discussions...The Bill...had come under severe criticism by NGOs, which called it “vague and full of loopholes” and demanded “a deeper, wider consultation”.

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