Articles about Human Trafficking

Police busts human trafficking racket, eight arrested

05 Jun 2021

Police busts human trafficking racket, eight arrested

A racket involved in the alleged trafficking of girls from remote rural tribal areas of Jharkhand was busted in Dumka on Friday and eight persons were arrested in this connection, a police officer said.

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

23 Jul 2020

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

Sonu Punjaban, an infamous name in flesh trade, was on Wednesday handed 24 years in prison.

13 Nepalese-women, trafficked on pretext of job, rescued from India

25 Dec 2018

13 Nepalese-women, trafficked on pretext of job, rescued from India

At least 13 Nepalese women, who were allegedly being trafficked on the pretext of jobs, were rescued from hotels in India by an NGO, and were returned to Nepal safely.

Hope Rajya Sabha passes anti-trafficking bill: Maneka Gandhi

01 Dec 2018

Hope Rajya Sabha passes anti-trafficking bill: Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today expressed hope that the proposed anti-trafficking bill would be passed by the Rajya Sabha in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament.

Sussex: Fifteen children among 21 people found in refrigerated truck

07 Nov 2018

Sussex: Fifteen children among 21 people found in refrigerated truck

In a shocking discovery, British authorities have found 21 people, including fifteen children, some as young as 12, inside a refrigerated lorry entering the UK.

Delhi: 34-year-old man arrested for hacking minor girl to death

27 Oct 2018

Delhi: 34-year-old man arrested for hacking minor girl to death

A 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly hacking to death a minor girl in Outer Delhi, police said yesterday.

Indian-American woman honored at White House for combating human trafficking

19 Oct 2018

Indian-American woman honored at White House for combating human trafficking

An Indian-American woman has been honored with a Presidential award by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combating human trafficking in Houston.

Indonesia: Four arrested for selling babies on Instagram, WhatsApp

13 Oct 2018

Indonesia: Four arrested for selling babies on Instagram, WhatsApp

In what would count as a case of modern day slavery, four people in Indonesia have been arrested for allegedly buying and selling babies on Instagram and WhatsApp as part of a human trafficking operation.

Human traffickers are using social platforms to target victims: Study

11 Oct 2018

Human traffickers are using social platforms to target victims: Study

We all use social networks like Facebook, Tinder, and Instagram to find new friends and stay connected.

Woman accuses Facebook of facilitating sex trafficking

04 Oct 2018

Woman accuses Facebook of facilitating sex trafficking

A Texas-based woman has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media giant of facilitating sex trafficking.

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

27 Sep 2018

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

18-year-old Amika George of Indian origin has won one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress.

Delhi: Woman arrested over human trafficking charges in Punjabi Bagh

24 Sep 2018

Delhi: Woman arrested over human trafficking charges in Punjabi Bagh

A 42-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday in West Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area for her alleged involvement in human trafficking.

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

16 Sep 2018

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.

Congress's Jagga Reddy arrested for trafficking 3 people to US

11 Sep 2018

Congress's Jagga Reddy arrested for trafficking 3 people to US

Former Congress MLA from Telangana's Sangareddy, Jayaprakash Reddy alias Jagga Reddy, has been arrested for allegedly trafficking three people to the US on basis of forged documents while holding the public representative's post in 2004, police said.

Jharkhand: 7 minor children rescued; human trafficker arrested in Pakur

13 Aug 2018

Jharkhand: 7 minor children rescued; human trafficker arrested in Pakur

Seven minor children belonging to the primitive Pahariya tribe have been rescued and a human trafficker was arrested in Jharkhand's Pakur district.

Telangana: 11 trafficked minors, given sex hormone injections, rescued

01 Aug 2018

Telangana: 11 trafficked minors, given sex hormone injections, rescued

Telangana Police have rescued 11 minors, including girls as young as five, from sex traffickers in the temple town of Yadagirigutta in Yadadri Bhongir.

Delhi: 39 Nepali girls rescued in human-trafficking case from Paharganj

01 Aug 2018

Delhi: 39 Nepali girls rescued in human-trafficking case from Paharganj

At least 39 Nepali girls were rescued from a hotel in Delhi's Paharganj by a joint team of the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) and the Delhi Police in the early hours today, the women's panel said.

Delhi: NGO launches '#KidsNotForSale' campaign on International Day against Trafficking

31 Jul 2018

Delhi: NGO launches '#KidsNotForSale' campaign on International Day against Trafficking

On International Day against Trafficking, a campaign called #KidsNotForSale was launched yesterday in Delhi by an NGO to spread awareness about child trafficking.

Delhi: Man held in Munirka trafficking case of Nepali girls

28 Jul 2018

Delhi: Man held in Munirka trafficking case of Nepali girls

A 32-year-old man involved in the Munirka human trafficking case in Delhi, where 16 Nepali women were rescued, has been arrested, the police said today.

Agent, who trafficked 39 people to Iraq, still working: Swaraj

27 Jul 2018

Agent, who trafficked 39 people to Iraq, still working: Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the agent responsible for trafficking 39 Indians to Iraq, who were abducted and later killed, was still operating his business and urged state women commissions to crackdown against such illegal agents.

Trafficked 33-year-old woman from Siliguri rescued in Goa: NCW

25 Jul 2018

Trafficked 33-year-old woman from Siliguri rescued in Goa: NCW

The National Commission for Women (NCW) in collaboration with the Goa Police rescued a 33-year-old woman, who was trafficked from Siliguri to the coastal state on June 21, the women's body said.

Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps

17 Jul 2018

Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps

A day after authorities rescued the fourth baby sold by a Sister and a staff member at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed all states to inspect such child care institutions (CCI) run by the organization.

Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

17 Jul 2018

Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.

Jharkhand: Four babies sold by Missionaries of Charity shelter-home rescued

16 Jul 2018

Jharkhand: Four babies sold by Missionaries of Charity shelter-home rescued

A Ranchi-based shelter home run by the Missionaries of Charity is in major trouble: police have found that Nirmal Hriday, the home, sold at least four babies to couples seeking children for as much as Rs. 50,000 each.

Passenger's tweet saves 26 minor girls from being trafficked

07 Jul 2018

Passenger's tweet saves 26 minor girls from being trafficked

Thanks to a tweet by a passenger, 26 underage girls who were being trafficked via the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express were rescued by the GRP and the RPF.

Missionaries of Charity woman staffer arrested for 'selling' baby

05 Jul 2018

Missionaries of Charity woman staffer arrested for 'selling' baby

A woman staffer has been arrested and two others, including a sister-in-charge, detained for allegedly selling a child born to an inmate of a shelter home Nirmal Hriday, run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity in Patna.

Delhi: Teenage domestic help chopped into pieces for demanding salary

22 May 2018

Delhi: Teenage domestic help chopped into pieces for demanding salary

A 15-year-old teenager left her home in Jharkhand and reached Delhi three years ago with dreams of a high-paying job.

Indian journalist on trial in Australia for smuggling-in 'fake' mediapersons

11 May 2018

Indian journalist on trial in Australia for smuggling-in 'fake' mediapersons

An Indian journalist has been sent to custody in Australia for six weeks for allegedly smuggling a fake 'media contingent' in during the recent Commonwealth Games.

Mother sells Delhi teen to Manali-pimp for Rs. 40,000 monthly

01 May 2018

Mother sells Delhi teen to Manali-pimp for Rs. 40,000 monthly

In a disturbing incident, a teenager from Delhi has alleged that her mother sold her to a pimp for Rs. 40,000 a month.

Court suspends Daler Mehndi's jail term in illegal immigration case

31 Mar 2018

Court suspends Daler Mehndi's jail term in illegal immigration case

In a respite to Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi, a Patiala court today suspended the two-year jail term awarded to him in an illegal immigration case.

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

25 Mar 2018

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

The latest data of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) revealed that West Bengal had registered 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, the fifth highest in the country.

Human trafficking is greatest human tragedy: CJI Dipak Misra

24 Mar 2018

Human trafficking is greatest human tragedy: CJI Dipak Misra

Terming human trafficking as "the greatest human tragedy", the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said that the menace was on the rise and people involved in it considered human beings as a commodity.

For northeast's trafficking victims, a complete loss of Indian identity

11 Mar 2018

For northeast's trafficking victims, a complete loss of Indian identity

Mercy Bawm from Mizoram wanted to support her family, so in 2014, she reached Singapore through 'agents.'

Trafficking: Center mulls new definition of "victim", NIA as probing-agency

12 Feb 2018

Trafficking: Center mulls new definition of "victim", NIA as probing-agency

Reports have it that the Center is working on setting up a dedicated unit to probe trafficking cases, likely under the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Doctor who sold babies as "social service" arrested in Pune

09 Feb 2018

Doctor who sold babies as "social service" arrested in Pune

Two days ago, a doctor and his wife were nabbed in Kolhapur's Ichalkaranji for selling a baby, but officials suspect the racket goes deeper.

Maharashtra: Sex racket busted in Virar spa, Thai woman arrested

21 Jan 2018

Maharashtra: Sex racket busted in Virar spa, Thai woman arrested

Maharashtra police have arrested a Thai woman for allegedly running a sex racket in a spa in Virar of Palghar district.

Human trafficking racket uncovered as 22 Indian boys remain missing

30 Dec 2017

Human trafficking racket uncovered as 22 Indian boys remain missing

The detention of an Indian teenage boy in Paris has uncovered an international human trafficking racket in India.

India to soon roll out new law against human trafficking

28 Dec 2017

India to soon roll out new law against human trafficking

India will soon introduce a new anti-trafficking law, that proposes 10-year jail for violators engaged in "aggravated forms" and life imprisonment for repeat offenders.

How is this bot taking on Seattle's sex trade?

25 Nov 2017

How is this bot taking on Seattle's sex trade?

Seattle-based NGO Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) has created a chatbot to raise awareness amongst men about buying sex online.

Trying to sell minor, men call Delhi Police by mistake

24 Nov 2017

Trying to sell minor, men call Delhi Police by mistake