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Tamil Nadu proposes stringent punishment for dowry deaths, stalking and human trafficking
India

Tamil Nadu proposes stringent punishment for dowry deaths, stalking and human trafficking

As per the proposal, minimum punishment for dowry deaths will be 10 years, while maximum punishment for stalking will be 7 years (on subsequent conviction)

Delhi court gives sex racketeer Sonu Punjaban 24-yr jail for forcing minor into prostitution, says 'deserves no leniency'
India

Delhi court gives sex racketeer Sonu Punjaban 24-yr jail for forcing minor into prostitution, says 'deserves no leniency'

While Punjaban was punished for immoral trafficking, another accused, Sandeep Bedwal, was sentenced to 20 years for abducting and raping a minor.

Four survivors of trafficking on life in lockdown, and why it has meant a resurgence of old fears, uncertainties
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Four survivors of trafficking on life in lockdown, and why it has meant a resurgence of old fears, uncertainties

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 38,503 cases of trafficking in the country between 2011 and 2019.

Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid
India

Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid

According to a recent study by anti-trafficking NGO Sanjog, only 77 survivors of human trafficking have received compensation from 2011 to 2019.

629 Pakistani women sold as brides in China, reveals report; Islamabad halts investigation into matter to protect 'lucrative ties with Beijing'
World

629 Pakistani women sold as brides in China, reveals report; Islamabad halts investigation into matter to protect 'lucrative ties with Beijing'

629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country’s poor and vulnerable

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony
India

Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony

Every year, Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
India

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

World Against Trafficking in persons 2019: Background, significance and theme of campaign to counter global crime
World

World Against Trafficking in persons 2019: Background, significance and theme of campaign to counter global crime

According to the 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, the share of people trafficked in their own country has recently doubled to 58 percent of all detected victims.

Assam floods turn colleges into makeshift 'jail', trafficking activities see spurt as state battles fever, diarrhoea amid deluge
India

Assam floods turn colleges into makeshift 'jail', trafficking activities see spurt as state battles fever, diarrhoea amid deluge

Most of the flood-affected areas in Assam have been without power supply for the past week or more.

Lok Sabha passes NIA (Amendment) Bill to probe terrorist acts against Indians: All you need to know
India

Lok Sabha passes NIA (Amendment) Bill to probe terrorist acts against Indians: All you need to know

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the NIA amendment bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests.

Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise
India

Braving hardships, prospect of death, record number of Indians travel the hellish road to American paradise

For migrants, paying from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh for a shot at a new life is a calculated gamble

US places India in Tier 2 list of human trafficking report, highlights insufficient efforts to end bonded labour, punish violators
World

US places India in Tier 2 list of human trafficking report, highlights insufficient efforts to end bonded labour, punish violators

The US on Thursday retained India in Tier 2 list of countries in its annual report on human trafficking, arguing that the country does not fully meet the minimum standards for its elimination even as it is making progress

'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse
World

'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse

Recently, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency arrested eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis in multiple raids in the Punjab province in connection with trafficking.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Balakot air strike; trafficking in Jharkhand; Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya; today's top stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Balakot air strike; trafficking in Jharkhand; Bhumi Pednekar on Sonchiriya; today's top stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition walking into Narendra Modi's trap by questioning Balakot air strike, human trafficking in Jharkhand Khunti district; and other top stories of the day

Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police
India

Jharkhand's Khunti village rife with tales of human trafficking, but threats keeps villagers from approaching police

Villagers in Jharkhand's Khunti district don't lodge police complaints as human traffickers threaten the safety of their families. As a result, very few cases reach the state's anti-human trafficking cell.

Rescue of 179 Nepali nationals throws spotlight on human trafficking in a border town in Manipur
India

Rescue of 179 Nepali nationals throws spotlight on human trafficking in a border town in Manipur

The rescue of 179 Nepali nationals reveals Moreh, a bustling commercial town bordering Myanmar, to be an emerging point for human trafficking.

Anti-Trafficking Bill: Survivors from West Bengal, Telangana and MP write to Narendra Modi for early passage in RS
India

Anti-Trafficking Bill: Survivors from West Bengal, Telangana and MP write to Narendra Modi for early passage in RS

Victims of human trafficking from West Bengal, Andhra and other states write to PM Narendra Modi praying for the Anti-Trafficking Bill's early passage.

Jharkhand journalist reporting on Pathalgadi movement shot dead: 12 days on, but no arrests yet
India

Jharkhand journalist reporting on Pathalgadi movement shot dead: 12 days on, but no arrests yet

Amit Topno, a correspondent from Jharkhand's Khunti was shot dead on 9 December. He fearlessly reported on issues like sand mining, illegal alcohol sales, adivasi rights, education, sanitation, human trafficking, land rights, culture and most recently the Pathalgadi movement.

New anti-trafficking bill awaits Rajya Sabha nod; activists laud focus on rehabilitation, preventive measures
India

New anti-trafficking bill awaits Rajya Sabha nod; activists laud focus on rehabilitation, preventive measures

Over 12,000 survivors of human trafficking have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passing of the new anti-trafficking bill — Persons in Trafficking Bill (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill — by the Rajya Sabha in the Winter Session of the Parliament