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‘A trafficker lives here’ – Bangladesh uses red paint to mark suspects’ homes, bdnews reports
Published on : 15 October, 2019


According to bdnews24.com, Bangladeshi border guards are painting warnings on the homes of suspected human and drug traffickers in eastern villages in a bid to curb to trafficking to India.

Houses in villages near the border with northeast India have been marked in red paint with phrases such as “this is a human trafficker’s house”, according to a senior border guard.

Thousands of Bangladeshis are trafficked to India each year – many of whom are sold into prostitution or domestic servitude – anti-slavery activists say, although official data is lacking.

Anti-trafficking advocates and researchers were divided over the approach; some questioned the impact of castigating suspects who were unlikely to be the ringleaders of trafficking networks, while others said it was necessary in order to spread a message.

In an interview with bdnews Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program Chairman Shakirul Islam said, “We need to create social pressure since the trafficking cases are likely to run for a long time.”

He also added that, “The way I see it, I know the people in the villages … who are involved in trafficking because they have been doing it for a long time,” Islam added. “People need to know who they are.”

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