Human Trafficking: News

06 Jun 2024

Madhya Pradesh

NHRC issues notice to 4 states over 'Nata pratha' practice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat in response to a 2020 case involving the controversial social practice of Nata Pratha.

30 Dec 2023


CID grills 21 Gujarati passengers onboard grounded Nicaragua-bound flight

Gujarat's Crime Investigation Department (CID) has recorded the statements of 21 Gujarati passengers onboard the chartered flight that was grounded last week in France.

26 Dec 2023


Flight with 300 Indians, grounded in France, lands in Mumbai

A charter plane carrying 276 passengers, mostly Indians, which was grounded in France over suspicions of human trafficking, landed in Mumbai early on Tuesday, PTI reported. Twenty-seven others stayed back.

25 Dec 2023


Flight grounded with 300 Indians allowed to leave France

French prosecutors on Sunday (local time) allowed the grounded charter flight carrying over 300 people, mostly Indians, to leave France after questioning the passengers for two days.

24 Dec 2023


Working with France after plane with 300 Indians grounded: India

India has said it is working with the French government for an early solution after a charter flight carrying over 300 people, mostly Indians, was detained by France on Friday.

23 Dec 2023


France grounds plane carrying 303 Indians over 'human trafficking' suspicions

France grounded a Nicaragua-bound charter flight carrying as many as 303 Indian passengers on Friday over suspected human trafficking.

31 Dec 2022

Social Media

Andrew Tate gets 30-day detention on human trafficking, rape charges

Controversial social media figure and ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate's legal problems seem to have aggravated.

30 Dec 2022


Andrew Tate, brother detained in Romania in human trafficking case

Controversial American-British social media personality and ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate has reportedly been detained by the Romanian police in a human trafficking and rape case.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Human trafficking and rape victim clears class 12th

In West Bengal, a 22-year-old girl who became a victim of human trafficking and was raped multiple times during her teenage has passed her class 12 exams after overcoming trauma.

24 Jul 2022


Police bust brothel on Meghalaya BJP leader's property, six rescued

The police in Meghalaya on Saturday reportedly busted a sex racket operating out of a building purportedly owned by Bernard N Marak, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state vice-president, in Tura.

14 Jul 2022


Human trafficking: Patiala Court upholds Daler Mehndi's 2-year imprisonment sentence

Patiala Sessions Court has decided to uphold singer Daler Mehndi's two-year imprisonment sentence in a human trafficking case that transpired 19 years ago.

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

Lok Sabha

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

White House

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

Bill Gates

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

Maneka Gandhi

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 Police

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

Vivek Oberoi

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 Police

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


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

Himachal Pradesh

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.

25 Mar 2018

West Bengal

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.

10 Oct 2017


Mumbai: Racketeers sell babies to doctors, engineer for Rs. 4-4.5L

After busting a baby-selling racket in September, Mumbai's Wadala police traced three buyers of the infants: a Worli-based doctor, a Thane gynecologist-pediatrician couple, and a Bengaluru-based software engineer.

25 Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia

Indian trafficking victim comes back home from Saudi Arabia

Jacintha Mendonca, hailing from Udupi in Karnataka, has finally made it back to India after 14 harrowing months in Saudi Arabia where she was forced to work as a "slave".

08 Sep 2017


Delhi: Summons issued to 125 brothel owners in GB Road

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) served summons to 125 brothel owners in GB Road, the infamous red light area, regarding their closure.

06 Sep 2017

South Korea

Delhi: Police bust human-trafficking racket operating across various Indian airports

Delhi Police busted a major international human trafficking racket following the deportation of a married couple attempting to enter Canada with forged passports.

01 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Boyfriend sells off minor girlfriend to human traffickers

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl from Mumbai's Behrampada was sold to a Nashik-based human trafficking group by her 19-year-old boyfriend, Karan Pawar.

30 Jul 2017

Roopa Ganguly

Jalpaiguri Child Trafficking Case: CID questions BJP MP Roopa Ganguly

West Bengal's Central Investigation Department (CID) questioned BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly about a child trafficking case in Jalpaiguri.

12 Jul 2017


Bengaluru: Police detain 200 children on suspicion of trafficking

Central crime branch along with railway police detained more than 200 children aged between 13-15 years at Bengaluru railway station.

02 Jul 2017


Thane police arrests woman for trying to sell 5-year-old girl

The anti-human trafficking cell of Thane police arrested Shobha Gaikwad for trying to sell a five-year-old girl for Rs. 20,000 at Bhiwandi.

30 Jun 2017


Delhi: Abducted kid rescued after being sold twice on WhatsApp

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy was rescued after being kidnapped and sold at least twice, each time at a higher price.

19 Apr 2017

Donald Trump

Will the Trump administration crackdown on porn?

Donald Trump's election win and subsequent uptick in conservative rhetoric and action on a host of issues has raised fears that he may crack down on America's adult film industry through legislation.