Human Trafficking In India Is Increasing, Says US Report

by Aruna on  June 19, 2009 at 12:41 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Human Trafficking In India Is Increasing, Says US Report
India has been placed in tier 2 watch list of countries, by a US report on global human trafficking.

The report that was released by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed its unhappiness over the failure of Indian authorities to curb human smuggling.

The 2009 Trafficking in Persons, report observed that in recent years, there has been an increase of sex trafficking to sub cities and India is a destination for women and girls from Nepal and Bangladesh for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.

The report also says that, India does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. It also says that India is making significant efforts to control it.

Despite the efforts put by the Indian Government, there was no sufficient progress in its law enforcement to address human trafficking, the report observed.

The report also mentions that, the Indian labors who migrate willingly to Middle East, Europe, and the US in search of work as domestic servants and un skilled laborers, are becoming the victims of labor trafficking.

Source: ANI

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