July 26, 2018
Prof Sugata Bose makes an intervention on The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018
But I wanted to just correct an error in the listing of the business at number 15 because it’s such an important Bill, it says that this Bill is being moved to persecute offenders. I am sure this is probably a typographical error but it could also be a Freudian slip since so many vulnerable people are being persecuted in our country. I know that Shrimati Maneka Gandhi is a very kind-hearted person, she would not wish to persecute anyone, so before we proceed any further I think we should make a correction at number 15 of the List of Business, to say that this Bill will prosecute offenders. There is a big difference between persecution and prosecution.