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Q. Issues of trafficking in India: Discuss the issue of trafficking in India.
Oct 22, 2016 Related to : GS paper 2

Ans :

Introduction-

Recently a woman has been convicted by court for the crime of trafficking about 10,000 minors into the labour market in Delhi from places like Chhattisgarh. These minors were employed largely through illegal placement agencies. The children were bought for sums as small and used for domestic work.

Need of heinous punishment-

  • Many of the minors brought in the name of job, are trafficked and forced into commercial sex work each year.
  • According to some recent reports, it has been observed about 90% increase in trafficking between 2008 to 2014.
  • The trafficked are promised for jobs and then pushed into commercial sex trade or sweat shops and literally held in bondage.
  • Existence of so many illegal placement agencies that are responsible for trafficking suggests that there is collusion with the local police and administration.
  • It has been witnessed that many of these minor girls who were trafficked, were became refugee due to social reasons. It made their life even risky and dangerous.

Suggestions-

  • There is an urgent need to address this issue by taking serious actions against these illegal placement agencies and culprits must be booked under law.
  • Similarly issue must addressed at the source. It is extreme poverty and deprivation that make people vulnerable to predatory traffickers.
  • The tribal areas are the most preferred catchment area for traffickers. Hence authorities must focus on these areas with alertness.
  • In many cases, especially those who have been rescued from commercial sex work, the families do not accept them back. They must be rehabilitated and provided the skills to become gainfully employed.
  • Bonded labour, which is also the result of a form of trafficking, should be dealt with although the draft Bill does not touch this issue.
  • The trafficking law has to work in conjunction with others such as the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, the Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act to make it more effective.

Conclusion-

India has witnessed high rise in trafficking cases in last one decade. Hence government should look into this issue seriously and handle this issue with iron fist. With the help of strict laws and administration culprits must be booked and dealt with severe punishment. Hence it is high time to address the issue of trafficking. The draft Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2016 of India government provides for special courts to expedite trafficking cases and it also provides for more shelters and a rehabilitation fund for victims to rebuild their lives, which is right step in the fight against trafficking.


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