Child Trafficking

  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Teen help brutalised in Bangalore: Does urban India treat their domestic helps as slaves? August 13, 2014

    The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether urban India treats their domestic helps as...
  • Bangalore: Abuse of 13-year-old domestic help blows the lid off growing trafficking August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. On August 9, 2014, a 13-year-old was rescued after she was brought to hospital with severe...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • Watch: Rani Mukherji looks fiesty and bold as senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' trailer June 24, 2014

    Rani Mukerji is back and how! A sneak peek into 'Mardaani' via its trailer, which was launched here Tuesday, shows the actress as a bold, strong and fearless police officer who takes on the child trafficking mafia head on. The description of the trailer on YouTube reads - "Bold. Strong. Fearless....
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...
  • 168 children rescued from sex trafficking op: FBI June 24, 2014

    Washington: Federal authorities conducted a sweep through more than 100 US cities and recovered 168 children from child sex trafficking, the FBI has said. Some 281 pimps were also arrested in Operation Cross-Country, a week-long enforcement that Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey yesterday said can help "end the cycle...
  • Over 100 children from Jharkhand being trafficked to orphanages in Kerala sent back home June 10, 2014

    Ending the fortnight-long suspense about their future, over 100 children from Jharkhand, allegedly trafficked to Kerala for being taken to orphanages, were sent back home by the Ernakulam-Patna express from Palakkad, police said on Tuesday. As many as 119 children and a team of over 20 officials of Kerala and Jharkhand...
  • Breakthrough in Kerala child trafficking racket, middleman held June 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In its first major breakthrough in the Kerala child trafficking racket, the Crime Branch has arrested middle man Shakeel for involvement in the racket. Shakeel has been named by many children and parents as the person behind bringing them to Kerala. According to the parents and children, he told them...
  • Kerala government rules out human trafficking in state orphanages June 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala orphanage control board has ruled out allegations of human trafficking in bringing children from eastern states to the orphanages in Kerala. In a statement issued by the board Chairman P C Ibrahim Master, he stated the incident in which about 455 children were brought to Kozhikode Mukkam...
  • Crime Branch to probe Kerala child trafficking case June 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A week after over 500 children from eastern states were taken to Kerala illegally, the crime branch team of the state police has now decided to investigate the matter. It was after CNN-IBN reported the incident that a five-member team of senior officers from Jharkhand confirmed that it could be...
  • Kerala: Over 400 children rescued in suspected child trafficking case June 2, 2014

    Kozhikode: More than 400 children have been rescued in Kerala in a case of suspected child trafficking. Their parents had paid middlemen for a better life and a better education for their children, only to have them dumped in an orphanage with no documents. Mohammed Ansari from Jharkhand hasn't slept...
  • Two Bangladeshi women get 10-year jail for child-trafficking April 29, 2014

    A local court on Monday awarded 10 years imprisonment to two Bangladeshi women for abducting and attempting to push a minor girl into flesh trade. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 each, on the duo Rohima Khatoun (60) and Mariam (30). The sentence was awarded by Additional Sessions Judge...
  • Watch: Illegal placement agencies thrive on the need for cheap domestic help October 4, 2013

    Exploiting the extreme poverty in parts of rural India and the need for cheap domestic help in metro cities drives the racket of illegal placement agencies. In the hidden camera investigation, the traffickers and agents reveal how easily they dupe girls and sell them in the cities and how they...
  • Minor girls sold to urban households as domestic workers August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Minor girls are being trafficked and sold in cities as bonded labour and the rate for those exploiting them is about Rs 7,000 - 8,000 per girl. A special investigation by CNN-IBN revealed that the domestic workers, the backbone of most urban households, are often exploited and abused...
  • Delhi govt sets up committee to curb child trafficking May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday set up a high-level committee to curb child trafficking in the state. An announcement in this regard was made by Kiran Walia, Minister of Social Welfare, Women and Child Development and Education, at a meeting convened by her at the Delhi Secretariat in...
  • Ludhiana: Newborn boy sold through Facebook April 24, 2013

    Chandigarh: A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on April 3 at a Ludhiana nursing home was soon after the delivery, told that her baby had not survived. Her father had sold the newborn to one of the nurses in the nursing home for Rs 45,000 and a...
  • Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children of sex workers March 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Real hero Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children in Mumbai's red light areas. Her mission is to provide children with a safe haven and grooming them for a future away from prostitution. Statistics show 40 per cent of female sex workers enter the trade before the age of...
  • 168 children rescued from train, trafficking agents arrested March 10, 2013

    Jaipur: The railway police rescued nearly 168 children from the Ajmer-Sealdah Express on Saturday. The children were being taken from Jaipur to Kolkata to be employed as labourers in factories. The children are between the ages of 5 and 12 years. The police have also arrested a dozen people, alleged to...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of courage June 23, 2012

    On this episode of India Positive we bring you the stories of the real life heroes who inspire others. ...
  • Meghalaya: Braveheart fights against child labour June 19, 2012

    Jaintia Hills: Today, let us turn to Shillong where Hasina Kharbhih, a braveheart who has forced the world to turn its attention to Meghalaya's rat holes. Hasina and her team at Impulse NGO are fighting the coal mafia and saving the lives of millions of children who are being trafficked...
  • How widespread is the problem of child trafficking? April 12, 2012

    An investigation by CNN-IBN and Cobrapost has revealed that a government hospital in Amroha sells children. ...
  • Delhi: Child trafficking racket busted, 15 rescued April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: An inter-state child trafficking racket was busted in New Delhi on Thursday and 15 children rescued. The children, in the age group of 9-15 years, were recovered from Old Delhi Railway Station. All the children are from Bihar and West Bengal. Most of the children belonged Kishenganj district of...
  • Goa launches inquiry into child trafficking rackets March 30, 2012

    Panaji: Goa government has launched an inquiry after a state-run hospital was found employing children who were allegedly trafficked by criminals into the state. During a raid this week, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) had come across a 16-year-old boy from Bihar, who was purportedly sold...
  • 10 Americans arrested in Haiti for child trafficking February 1, 2010

    Port-au-Prince: Ten US citizens were arrested in Haiti on the charges of trafficking 33 children from the earthquake-hit nation, Press TV reported on Sunday. The Americans were detained at Malpasse, Haiti's main border crossing with the Dominican Republic, after Haitian police found 33 children - aged between two months and 12...
  • Modern-day slavery: African children trafficked to UK January 27, 2008

    London: African children are being sold for "modern-day slavery" in Britain by impoverished parents on promise of better life, a media report said on Sunday. "Hundreds of young children are being sold and trafficked to Britain from Africa to be exploited as modern-day slaves," the Sunday Telegraph reported. "Teenage girls – including...
  • CBI confirms CNN-IBN’s report on illegal adoption December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN’s Special Investigation into illegal foreign adoptions at Preet Mandir, an adoption agency in Pune has now been confirmed by the CBI. It has filed a supplementary report to the Bombay High Court confirming the facts reported by CNN-IBN earlier. The CBI report confirms that there were cases of...