Problem of Women and Child Trafficking in India on the rise - A Sociological Study
Author(s):
DR. G.K.VENUGOPAL
Keywords:
Trafficking, Rights, Adoption, Smuggling, Employment, Children
Abstract
India has a very high dimensions of child trafficking. According to National Crime Records Bureau, New Delhi, (2020) as many as one child disappears every eight minutes. In many cases children are taken from their homes forcible to be bought and sold in the market. The trafficking of human’s beings is observed to be more than crime it is a serious violation of human rights, children’s rights, labor rights and importantly curtailment of fundamental rights. Women and Child trafficking has become highly lucrative and increasingly worthwhile as women and children are considered commodities who can be sold as several times over. With the easy sneaking into the borders and the advancement of technology child trafficking has expanded around the globe where the routes for trafficking children alter according to local conditions or supply and demand factors. It is no longer adequate to say that victims are trafficked from poor to the wealthier ones. According to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) fund report (2014) a large number of people who are reported missing in the country are actually trafficked. It says that at least 11,000 women and 5000 children are said to be missing in India. The report studied the data on missing persons from the across the states and major cities between 1996 and 2001 and fund a steady increase in the number of children missing in local police stations.According to the United Nations General Assembly, 1994, defined it as “The illicit and clandestine movements of persons across national borders, largely from developing countries with economies in transition, with the end of goal of forcing women and girls into sexually or economically oppressive and exploitative situations for profit of recruiters, traffickers and syndicate, as well as other illegal activities related to trafficking, such as forced domestic labour, false marriage, clandestine employment and false adoption.” According to a NGO Aasha (2017), based in Delhi narrates that normally young girls from the villages of UP, MP, Bihar are tempted and lured by female aunts with the promise of a job in the city. Once these young girls reached Delhi, they used to be drugged and brought to the brothels
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Unique Paper ID: 151711

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1

Page(s): 631 - 636
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