human trafficking india

Indian Police Arrest 11 People for Trafficking Babies in Biscuit Boxes

By Subrata Nagchoudhury KOLKATA, India, Nov 23 – Eleven people have been arrested in India on suspicion of duping single women into selling their newborn babies and trafficking the infants inside biscuit containers to an adoption centre to be sold on to childless couples, police said on Wednesday. A senior official from Crime Investigation Department

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Mumbai Red-light Area Gentrifies, Putting Sex Workers at Greater Risk

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, June 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rising rents and redevelopment are forcing sex workers out of Mumbai’s oldest red-light district, leaving them vulnerable to further exploitation, according to a new report. Police crackdowns and gentrification have pushed most sex workers out of the infamous Kamathipura district to the suburbs, from where

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Classical Indian Dance Helps Trafficking Victims to Heal, Study Shows

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Feb 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Classical Indian dance could be an effective form of therapy for victims of human trafficking and sexual violence, helping them to overcome their traumatic experiences and gain confidence, a pilot study has shown. The six-month study of 50 female survivors in Kolkata and Mumbai found

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