Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a MoU between India and the UAE to curb the menace of human trafficking to Middle East.
In the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, cabinet on gave its approval for signing of the MoU between India and United Arab Emirate under which a joint task force with representatives from both sides would also be constituted to monitor its implementation.
“The MoU is expected to be signed very soon after the approval,” an official spokesperson told media.
The MoU is expected to strengthen cooperation to prevent all forms of human trafficking and ensure speedy investigation and prosecution of traffickers and organised crime syndicates in either country.
It will also ensure taking preventive measures that would eliminate human trafficking in women and children and in protecting the rights of victims of trafficking.
According to MoU,anti-trafficking cells and task forces will work on both sides to prevent human trafficking. Police and other concerned authorities will work in close cooperation and exchange information which can be used to interdict human traffickers.
The repatriation of victims would be done as expeditiously as possible and the home country will undertake the safe and effective re-integration of the victims.
Cabinet paid homage to those who lost their lives in the fire tragedy at Puttingal Temple, Paravur in Kollam district of Kerala on April 10, 2016.
“The Cabinet meeting this morning began with a 2 minute silence in memory of all those who lost their lives in the fire tragedy at Kollam,” tweeted PMO India.