India reports 25 percent rise in human trafficking cases in 2015 A 16-year-old girl sits inside a protection home on the outskirts of New Delhi for children who have been trafficked
Eastern Eye Staff
Reports of human trafficking in India increased by 25 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year, with more than 40 percent of cases involving children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said there were 6,877 cases related to human trafficking last year against 5,466 in 2014, with the highest number of cases reported in the northeast state of Assam, followed by the eastern state of West Bengal. The data released on Tuesday (30) showed 43 percent of the 9,127 victims were below the age of 18.…
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