"This is a serious challenge for us and the Centre is also concerned about it with continuous effort being made to tackle the issue," Gogoi said. (Agencies)
He said that it is an obligation and duty to ensure that everybody lived with dignity and that every child, woman and individual enjoyed human rights which was the basic objective of the Constitution.
“There are several reasons for trafficking including poverty, lack of unemployment opportunities, migration, drug trafficking, business and labour,” he said.
"Sometimes the victims are forced to be trafficked while there have been incidents of insurgents forcing children to join them and in some cases they are being kidnapped," the Assam Chief Minister said.
Stating that in Assam, trafficking in women and children are more common, he said, "This is a gross violation of human rights and I am eager to work with all concerned to address the issue."
US Consul General, Kolkata, Helen Lafave said that the issues of trafficking spoke of the complexity, the need to collaborate and work together across regions, provinces and national boundaries.
"This is a serious challenge for us and the Centre is also concerned about it with continuous effort being made to tackle the issue," Gogoi said.