Sunday, February 21, 2010

Human Trafficking Network

The arrest of four members of a group of human traffickers shows that no task is very difficult to be taken up in our system. Is it not the weakness on the part of the system, which made preparation of forged documents on real working visas possible? The forged passports, laptops, and documents of various government departments are enough to prove how well organized this business is.
Confessions of the arrested members on questioning are equally startling. They claim to have sent almost 200 people abroad with forged documents every month. Can this be done without the connivance of government departments?

Lust for Money
The distressing side of the story is that highly educated people are involved in the same. They do not have to struggle for two square meals. They stoop to such crimes to enjoy a life of luxury and pleasure. Their victims are also those who dream of going abroad to earn money. This business is based on pure greed.
A lust for money makes people fall in this trap. The other side takes advantage of this weakness to earn money through foul means. This explains why clerks and officers in government administration are eager to help them. They are not bothered to find out whether their dealings are legally correct! All that they care for is to amass wealth.

Lack of Transparency
Truly speaking, there is lack of transparency in preparation of government documents like passports, visas, and driving licenses. The process is highly complicated and difficult, leaving ample scope for corruption. The common man is unaware of complications of the license process. There are too many formalities and complexities for an ordinary man to follow. The easy and simple way of overcoming these obstacles is to depend on corrupt clerks or middlemen. The illegal business of human trafficking and preparation of forged passports and visas is mainly flourishing due to this reason.
It is necessary to simplify the process for issuing passports and licenses. The system of e-licensing should also be encouraged.

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