IMPHAL: Human trafficking is witnessing an increase in the north-eastern states this year, Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights member Keisham Pradipkumar said on Sunday.
The state Social Welfare Department has been informing parents in Manipur not to be lured by tall promises by traffickers of free education and jobs for their wards outside the state, the panel member said.
“We verify such cases as per the Supreme Court directive. Our actions are not directed against any community. Most boys detained were under the age of 12,” he added.