The Central Young Mizo Association has appointed a study team to investigate information received regarding Mizoram being a human trafficking route.
At the 13th Central Executive Committee held on Monday, the members appointed a study team the convener of which will be the Central YMA General Secretary Lalhmachhuana and the members, Lalhmangaiha, CEC, Zochhuana, CEC, M S Ralte, CEC and Lalhmuchhuaka, CEC. The need for a study team has come about after information was received by the NGO that the state is being used as a route for human trafficking.
According to L H Shanliana, Mizoram inspector general of police (intelligence and law and order), 23 girls from Nepal were rescued by Mizoram police. These girls are believed to have been trafficked for flesh trade. The suspect believed to be involved in the trafficking has been arrested by the police.
Sources from Central YMA have reported that such incidences of trafficking has been on the rise where Nepal is the starting point, and Mizoram is the route through which girls are trafficked to Myanmar and other Asian countries.
In April, eight Rohingya women were apprehended by the police near the Vairengte police check gate along the Assam-Mizoram border.
Reports stated that the police were carrying out their routine checking of vehicles when they discovered that eight ladies were travelling without any valid documents.
On being grilled, the women revealed that they hailed from Myanmar and had entered India through the Tripura-Bangladesh border without any valid documents.