Human Trafficking

  • Human trafficking racket could be behind Meerut incident: Pravin Togadia August 5, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday claimed that a human trafficking racket could be behind the incident of alleged gang rape and forcible conversion of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district and demanded action against Madrassas found involved in such activities. "Girls were gang-raped and converted and were being...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • US downgrades Pakistan in human trafficking, China upgraded June 21, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that the Pakistan government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US has downgraded Pakistan to "Tier Two Watch List" in its latest annual Trafficking in Person report for the year 2014. In the previous annual report for the year 2013, Pakistan...
  • 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...
  • Sex racket busted, 150 children rescued from Kerala May 31, 2014

    A team from Jharkhand on Friday left for Kerala after the authorities there informed the Jharkhand government about the rescue of more than 150 children, belonging to the state, from the clutches of traffickers. "The team has left for Kerala after getting information about the rescue of the children. It has...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram threatens to sell schoolgirls on market May 5, 2014

    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Monday for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria last month and threatened to "sell them on the market", the French news agency AFP reported, citing a video. Boko Haram on April 14 stormed an all-girl secondary school in...
  • Human trafficking: 4 women, 1 minor from Chhattisgarh sold in Delhi; police arrest one April 21, 2014

    A woman, who had allegedly sold off in Delhi four tribal women and a minor girl belonging to Chhattisgarh's Korba district, was arrested on Monday, police said. However, director of a Delhi based placement agency-BR Service Center and another woman, who played a role of the mediator in this case, are...
  • Two arrested for human trafficking in Kotdwar April 6, 2014

    Two persons were arrested in connection with a human trafficking case from Kotdwara, police said on Sunday. They said Rajkumar, resident of Kauria in Kotdwar, filed a complaint that his wife Kajree and her four-month-old child were missing from their home. Rajkumar suspected that his wife was abducted and sold by his...
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor anticipating limited release for his upcoming film 'Lakshmi' March 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor says he is anticipating "limited release" for his film 'Lakshmi', which is based on human trafficking. "It should make sense with respect to its budget because the producers and distributors only look at that. The box office cannot be the reason to make a film because if...
  • Six minors hailing from Bihar, Rajasthan rescued; 3 arrested for human trafficking February 26, 2014

    Three men have been arrested and six minor children were rescued from them in Punjabi Bagh area of West Delhi in a suspected case of human trafficking. "With the arrest of Omparkash (43), Kamlesh (27) and Taro Devi (65), the Punjabi Bagh police station has busted a gang of human trafficking...
  • White House unveils plan to save domestic helps of diplomats January 15, 2014

    In the wake of the worst diplomatic spat with India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat for allegedly underpaying her nanny, the White House has come out with a strategic action plan for human trafficking "victims". The plan does not name Devyani Khobragade, India's then consul general in New York,...
  • 30 Minutes: Girls in bondage October 19, 2013

    CNN-IBN investigation exposes how minor girls are sold as domestic labour to illegal placement agencies which in turn run trafficking racket. The investigation exposes how minor girls are trafficked from rural India and sold in metros. ...
  • Rampant trafficking a menace for girls across India October 2, 2013

    b>New Delhi: The backbone of most urban households - the domestic worker is an extremely abused and exploited class in India with thousands of minor girls being trafficked to big cities and sold as a bonded labour. They are exploited financially as they work with no or minimal pay as...
  • Delhi: Woman gets 10-year jail for forcing girl into prostitution September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Noting that the menace of human trafficking is on the rise and needs to be curbed by police, a local court has sentenced a woman to 10 years' imprisonment for confining and forcing a girl into flesh trade. Additional sessions judge Kaveri Baweja sentenced Padma and imposed a fine...
  • 15 child labourers rescued from bangle factory in Jaipur August 28, 2013

    Fifteen children, working as bonded labourers in a bangle manufacturing factory in Jaipur, were rescued by a team of anti-human trafficking unit of Rajasthan Police. The team raided the factory on Tuesday and rescued the children, all hailing from Bihar, police said. The factory owner Mohammed Shameem was arrested under the...
  • Two minor girls rescued from Banchda tribals in separate incidents July 28, 2013

    Two minor girls were rescued from as many women belonging to Banchda tribe engaged in flesh trade in separate incidents, police said on Sunday. A six-year-old girl was rescued from one Prema Bai in Mausa village in Neemuch district on July 15. The accused told police that she had purchased the...
  • 3 arrested for human trafficking, 20 girls rescued: Police June 16, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Police on Saturday claimed to have rescued about 20 girls, who were allegedly being trafficked from Jharkhand to Delhi, and three persons were arrested in this connection. The Jharkhand Sampark Kranti Express was stopped late last night at the railway station here and the girls, some of whom were...
  • Human trafficking: Women, children rescued in Ghaziabad June 15, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Police on Saturday rescued a group of women and children who were being trafficked at the railway station in Ghaziabad. Three people have been detained. The group, which is from Jharkhand, was allegedly being taken as bonded labour to New Delhi. The men were taking the group to the national capital...
  • Pope leads Catholics in first worldwide 'Holy Hour' June 3, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis led Roman Catholics on Sunday in the first worldwide "Holy Hour," in which participants prayed at the same time around the globe for those suffering from war, slave labour, human trafficking and the economic crisis. The Vatican asked Catholics to join him between 5-6 pm Rome time...
  • US: Indian sentenced to three years for human trafficking May 18, 2013

    Washington: An Indian has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment on charges of trafficking immigrants from India into the United States, the Department of Justice said. Kaushik Jayantibhai Thakkar, 33, along with Brazilian national Fabiano Augusto Amorim were sentenced on Friday to serve 36 months in prison for their...
  • FM tells ED to select cases for prosecution carefully May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said Enforcement Directorate should be extremely careful while choosing cases for prosecution under the money laundering law and focus its energies on important ones. "A word of caution is necessary. We must be extremely selective in deciding which cases to prosecute under the...
  • West Bengal: Man allegedly kills his 10-year-old daughter April 28, 2013

    Berhampore: A man and his aide were arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing his 10-year-old daughter when she protested his attempts to sell her at Jalangi in Murshidabad district. "Bablu Ghosh and his aide were arrested for strangulating his daughter Rinki Ghosh. Rinki was a student of class-III. Local villagers...
  • Delhi: International drug cartel busted, eight arrested April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said they have cracked an "international cartel" of drugs and fake currency dealers, arresting seven Nigerians and a Burmese woman. "The arrested include a Nigerian couple and a pastor, along with four other Nigerians and a Myanmarese woman," said Sanjeev Yadav, deputy commissioner of...
  • Mysore: 10 human trafficking victims rescued from a hotel April 25, 2013

    Mysore: Ten girls from West Bengal and Bangladesh, including two minors, have been rescued from a sex racket in Mysore. The CID's anti-trafficking squad raided a motel after getting a tip off by an NGO. The police said that the hotel seems to have been built specifically for such a...
  • Real Heroes: Gangrape survivor helps children, women fight sexual assault March 10, 2013

    Sunitha Krishnan is a gangrape survivor, but that is not why she is a real hero. Sunitha is a real hero for many reasons. The work and efforts she has put in helping women and children who faced exploitation in the past, forget their tragedy and move forward is exemplary....
  • Over 60,000 children go missing in India every year February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the brutal Delhi gangrape and massive outpouring of public anger, the Justice Verma Committee was formed to look into amendments in criminal law. But it also highlighted one of the biggest problems of the country - the missing children of India. "A lakh kids...
  • Rajasthan: 11-yr-old girl 'sold' for Rs 6.5 lakh January 25, 2013

    Jaipur: An 11-year-old girl was 'sold' for Rs.6.5 lakh by her mother in Rajasthan, police said Friday. Both the woman as well as the man who 'bought' the girl have been arrested. The mother, Raja Rani, a resident of Jhalawar town, 350 km from Jaipur, even signed a judicial stamp...
  • BSF to strengthen borders, monitor migration December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Border Security Force has identified specific spots along Bangladesh and Pakistan borders used for illegal migration and human trafficking and deployed additional manpower and special surveillance equipment at these places, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Mapping of Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh borders is being carried out to...
  • Maids to order: The darker side of richer India December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Inside the crumbling housing estates of Shivaji Enclave, amid the boys playing cricket and housewives chatting from their balconies, winding staircases lead to places where lies a darker side to India's economic boom. Three months ago, police rescued Theresa Kerketa from one of these tiny two-roomed flats. For...
  • US: Indian faces 15 years in prison for human trafficking December 4, 2012

    Washington: An Indian national has pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking immigrants from India into the United States, federal authorities said. Kaushik Jayantibhai Thakkar faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 500,000. His sentencing is scheduled for February 22, 2013. Thakkar, 33,...