Articles about Human Trafficking
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 Nov 2017