India Human Trafficking
What is being done about the sex trade in India?
Do you know victims caught up in Sex Trafficking? Is Human Trafficking in India usually about people from other countries or the locals of India?
Mother in India Tries to Sell 13-Year-Old Daughter's Virginity
Two people, including the mother of a 13-year-old girl, are facing charges from police for attempting to sell her virginity. Police say they have arrested both after a sting operation caught them.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping sex trafficking helped authorities nab the suspects. From a local report: Ref. Source 6
Baby Farm Discovered Where “Unwanted” Babies are Bought and Sold
Police in India made a horrific discovery this week when they raided a private hospital – an alleged baby-trafficking scheme. According to The Times of India, police rescued two babies from a private hospital in the Gwalior district of India after they discovered newborn babies born from rape or wedlock were being taken from their mothers and sold for adoption. Ref. Source 7t.
This is quite disturbing to see some of these cases but it is also not a big surprise if you have a big population living in such poor conditions. People who are living in poverty might do anything to get some money in order to survive, which can lead trafficking on the rise and becoming victims.
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