'Child trafficking cases should end in 30 days'
New Delhi, May 27: Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday urged the government to ensure that summary trials in cases of child trafficking and bonded labour should be concluded within 30 days. Speaking during ‘tiol Consultation on Eradication of Bonded Labour and Trafficking’ here, Satyarthi said: “While the government has taken great strides in building policy framework against trafficking, huge gaps continue to exist with respect to prevention, protection and rehabilitation of victims as well as conviction of offenders.” He added: “The offenders should be convicted within 30 days. The victim must also be rehabilitated and monetary compensation should reach him or her within 30 days.” Referring to the new law on trafficking which is in the pipeline, Satyarthi said there should be a strong and accountable mechanism for robust implementation of these rules. (ians)