Human trafficking victims narrate their ordeal at an event organised by Sankalp Foundation
Deexa Khanduri | November 21, 2018 | Delhi
“We are nobody’s concern. We are not part of any election manifesto, or any state government,” says 28-year-old Farah from Mahasamund district, Chhattisgarh. Five years ago, Farah was rescued by an anti-human trafficking NGO in Maharashtra. She used to work in a bangle-making industry.
Like most migrants in her state, Farah lives in the eastern part of Chhattisgarh, but has migrated to Raipur district in search of work. Despite migrating within the same state Farah was not able to vote in the recent assembly elections. The polling booth assigned to her was near her home in Mahasamund district. But she was not able to cast her vote as it was difficult for her to travel all the way from Raipur district to Mahasamund district.
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