TOI manifesto for minority voices: The never-heard voices from the country’s red-light districts

AMBIKA PANDIT IN THE TIMES OF INDIA NEW DELHI: More than 4,500 sex workers live in the dingy lanes off Swami Shradhanand Marg in the national capital’s Chandni Chowk constituency. It’s one dark corner that politicians generally skip. But as campaigning reaches fever pitch for polling here on April 10...

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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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