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Call to educate people

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PEOPLE living in rural areas in the Western Division have to be educated and made aware of what human trafficking is, says newly-appointed Western Division Community Watch Council commander Rajendra Raghlu.

"Sometimes this activity can be going on right under their noses and they would not be aware," he said.

"So this is where we can come in.

"We will be formulating a strategy to reach out to the wider community by holding awareness and education programs to help parents especially identify activity or behaviour that could be linked to human trafficking or the sexual exploitation of children and minors."

Mr Raghlu said the use of modern technology like smart phones and tablets was making it easy for criminals to exploit young people and parents needed to be aware of what signs to look out for.

"Many parents from poor farming backgrounds have to be educated on what to look out for because in many cases, their children are being exploited and they are not aware of it."

Mr Raghlu took over as community policing commander from Faiaaz Ali.





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