Childhood lost

PUBLISHED IN THE WEEK Child trafficking is the recruitment, transport, transfer or receipt of a child for exploitation. The International Labour Organization estimates that globally, 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. The US State Department ranks countries by how they adhere to anti-human trafficking laws. They are categorised as...

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No end to the misery of domestic helps

KELLY KISHALAYA IN TIMES OF INDIA RANCHI: Violence against domestic helps from Jharkhand working in metros is a common incident. Most of the girls who were trafficked from Jharkhand to Delhi and other cities like Gurgaon and Ghaziabad have to suffer inhuman physical and mental torture which often lead to...

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India Arrests 2 for Alleged Rape of Danish Tourist

PUBLISHED IN VOICE OF AMERICA Michael Lipin, Frances Alonzo  January 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Indian police announced that they have arrested two homeless men in connection with the alleged rape of a female Danish tourist in New Delhi, an incident that has drawn more criticism of India’s record of dealing with...

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Hasi and Khushi

EI SAMAY KOLKATTA This is a story of two sisters Hasi and Khushi, who lived at Rajshahi, in Bangladesh. Their father had passed away, and mother was working in Muscat. So their grandparents were the only family that they had. Hasi had studied till class X, though Khushi’s education was...

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Maid to Suffer

Published in the Pioneer Deprived, enslaved and tortured — young girls are being trafficked into Delhi by unscrupulous maid placement agencies on false promises of decent employment and salary. According to activists, labour trafficking is the most organised crime in India, sadly without a law to curb it. Deebashree Mohanty...

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