The National Crime Records Bureau NCRB said there were 8, human trafficking cases last year against 6, inwith the highest number of cases reported in the eastern state of West Bengal, followed by Rajasthan in the west. Activists attributed the rise in to greater public awareness and increased police training, resulting in better enforcement of anti-human trafficking laws. The figures, however, remained a gross under-estimate as many cases went unreported, they said, with many people still unaware of the crime or lacking confidence to seek police help.
The Global Slavery Index estimates that on any given day in there were nearly 8 million people living in modern slavery in India. In terms of prevalence of modern slavery in India, there were 6. In the Global Slavery Index, we reported there were
The Government of India does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore India remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by nearly tripling the number of victims identified and increasing its budget for shelter programs for female and child trafficking victims.
In this archive photo, a year-old girl with her hand decorated with henna stands inside a protection home on the outskirts of New Delhi November 9, MUMBAI, Dec 23 Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fathers in rural India are the target of a new campaign to stop traffickers ensnaring young girls into the sex trade as research on Friday showed the average age of girls forced into prostitution had dropped with some as young as eight. An month study, led by the My Choices Foundation in partnership with major anti-trafficking groups across India, found the average age of girls being trafficked had fallen to age 10 to 14 in recent years from 14 to 16 in the past.
Jump to navigation. Farakh Ali Gayen, 22, is just over five feet tall, appears quite frail and in general cuts an unassuming figure. He is the son of a teashop owner in South 24 Parganas, the largest district in West Bengal and one of the "most backward districts" in the country in
Every day men, women, and children are transported across the subcontinent and forced into slave labor or sex work. And though there are no official figures on how many become victims of sex trafficking, activists estimate the number is somewhere between 3 million and 9 million. In alone, almost 20, women and children were moved around India for this purpose, a 25 percent increase from the previous year according to government data, though the unofficial number is much higher.
For girls and women from the Perna caste, entering the sex trade is a normal next step after marriage and childbirth. She has worked through the night, selling sex on the highways tracing Delhi's periphery, but she will bathe, cook breakfast, and get the children ready for school before getting some rest herself. Here, in a tumble-down corner of Najafgarh, a patch of urban villages stitched into the Indian capital's fraying hem, what Sita does for a living is no secret.
Human trafficking is a global problem, shackling 35 million people worldwide to lives that they do not choose. According to calculations from the Walk Free Foundation, an Australian non-profit, 14 million of these modern slaves are held captive in India. The sex slave trade is centuries old, but its modern incarnation in India began under the British. When British soldiers and clerks began showing high rates of syphilis, 19th-century colonial administrators passed the Cantonment Act and Contagious Diseases Act, and created regulated areas for commercialized sex for British soldiers.
Urmi Basu, Bengali woman who works with the prostitutes and their children in the Kalighat red light district in Kolkata, hopes that a young girl named Monisha does not become part of that 90 percent. Monisha grew up in Kalighat, where her mother works as a prostitute. Four years later she is thriving in school.
Although a brutal gang rape in Delhi last December grabbed national headlines and caused a public outcry, sex trafficking in India has not provoked the same degree of outrage. But the gap between enactment and enforcement remains unacceptably wide. Parliament acted in response to the recommendations of a judicial committee led by the late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma. In addition to urging tougher laws protecting women and children from abuse, the Verma Report recommended stiffer penalties for sex-related crimes as well as swifter justice for the perpetrators.