Published On : Thu, Aug 26th, 2021

Nagpur youth hail police efforts in curbing child sex trafficking

Nagpur: Lauding the police efforts in curbing child trafficking and sexual exploitation of

children in the city, 30 volunteers held a placard campaign in Sadar chowk, outside the

Police Commissioner’s office, supporting the police actions taken for the welfare of Nagpur.

They also submitted a gratitude letter to the Commissioner thanking the cops for taking

action to keep a check on heinous crimes like trafficking in the city.

Associated with Matrix Warriors, a youth NGO working on social welfare and environment,

the volunteers marched with the placards showcasing slogans and inspiring messages such

as ‘Thank you [Nagpur Police] for working for a cause, not applause’, ‘Save Nagpur from sex

slavery’, ‘One Step By Nagpur Police, A Giant Leap for Women and Children Across The

Country’ and many more. They also tied rakhis to the cops as a gesture of gratitude for

protecting the citizens. Later, the youth dispersed to RBI chowk, Savidhan chowk and

Gandhi Nagar Square holding the placards, spreading awareness about the efforts taken by

the police in battling child sex trafficking.

“Most of the work done by the police goes unnoticed. They toil day and night fighting grave

crimes for our safety. We are quick to criticise the police when they don’t take action, but

when they do, it is important that we come out and show our full support for them. It is crucial

for the residents of Nagpur to know and appreciate their efforts,” says Abhishek Urkude, co-

founder of Matrix Warriors.

Echoing the sentiments, Rohan Araspure, founder of Dream for Life Foundation said, “Many

young college girls get lured into sex trafficking as college boys tend to become a large

customer base for such sex trafficking dens. This necessitates that the youth lead a

movement to combat both demand and supply of sex trafficking. We appreciate the police

for taking actions to curb sex trafficking and crimes against woman in the City”

The Nagpur Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar took over as Commissioner in September

2020. Since then, he has been in the news for taking actions against criminal networks in the

City.