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Kailash Satyarthi Children`s Foundation launches Mukti Caravan in Bihar

Patna, Nov 05 (UNI) Bihar Assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary flagged off Mukti Carvan- an initative by the Kailash Satyarthi Children`s Foundation, founded by Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi here today.
‘Mukti Caravan’- is a nationwide campaign on wheels against the organised trafficking.

Chairperson, Bihar State Commission for Protection of Child Rights Dr. Harpal Kaur, Member Secretary, Bihar State Legal Services Authority, Sunil Dutt Mishra and former Minister Shyam Rajak were also present on the occasion.

Mukti Caravan has been utilised as an instrument of mass mobilisation and awareness since 1997 to sensitise people on the issue of child trafficking and child labour in India.

The campaign will formally commence in Begusarai tomorrow even as it is reinforced with the combined strength of the government, judiciary, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, civil society organisations, labour resources department, partner NGOs and the people of Bihar.

Speaking at the launch, Mr Chaudhary said, “The recent case where 34 children were trafficked to Ludhiana from Bihar and Jharkhand is just one of the countless cases that reiterate the urgent need to sensitise the common people on the reality of trafficking. Girls under 18 are most vulnerable to being pushed into slavery, sex work, and surrogacy rackets. Underage boys were mostly sold to bangle and carpet factory owners outside the state and are forced into bonded labour.”

Children are mostly enticed through placement agencies and are taken to Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Mumbai and Kolkata among other bigger cities where they end up in brothels, forced labour, sex rackets, or as domestic workers. A majority of victims are from Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Nawada, East and West Champaran, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Madhubani, Samastipur, Madhepura, Supaul and Kishanganj districts.

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Essex India to expand 8 top cities by Dec, 2019 to grab stuck residential units

18 Dec 2018 | 8:25 PM

Hyderabad, Dec 18 (UNI) Essex India, a Hyderabad-based prop-tech company, aiming to disrupt home-buying and selling process in residential real estate market, plans to expand its operations to 8 top cities in the country by December, 2019.

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Mary Kom inaugurates Goonj Mahotsav in Silli, says women of Jharkhand are full of talent

18 Dec 2018 | 8:24 PM

Ranchi, Dec 18 (UNI) Six time female world boxing champion Mary Kom today
inaugurated the three day long Goonj Mahtosav in Silli during which she described
the festival as a common thread which binds the people of the area and has also
ushered in development in the region.

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Tejpratap Yadav meets Lalu Yadav at RIMS

18 Dec 2018 | 8:20 PM

Ranchi, Dec 18 (UNI) Tejpratap Yadav the elder son of former Bihar Chief Minister and
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav today met him at the paying ward of the Rajendra
Institute of Medical Sciences here where his father is undergoing treatment.

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Vice chairman of Chattarpur Nagar panchayat arrested for attending wedding of minor

18 Dec 2018 | 8:18 PM

Daltonganj, Dec 18 (UNI) Vice chairman of the Chattarpur Nagar Panchayat Subhash
Mishra was arrested on the charges of participating in a wedding of minor girl which
took place in Sadmaa village of Chattarpur Police Station area of the Palamu district.

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Kavlekar wishes Goans on 75th Liberation Day

18 Dec 2018 | 8:17 PM

Panaji, Dec 18 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in the Goa Legislative Assembly Chandrakant 'Babu' Kavlekar on Tuesday extended his best wishes to the people of Goa on the eve of 75th Liberation Day.

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