Trafficking is not new to the northeast of India. The twist,however,is that operators have become more sophisticated. They now masquerade as evangelists and missionaries and enticing the poor parents with promises of upkeep and education, spirit their children away.
In India, unscrupulous agents promise women well-paid work abroad, but in reality the victims end up sold as sex workers.
Jan 2013: Asian Human Rights Commission - 'A girl belonging to Scheduled Caste ['lower caste'] community of Kakching was kidnapped, drugged and raped...
On the evening of Dec. 26, as an Indian government-chartered jet was heading to Singapore with a critically injured New Delhi gang rape victim on board, the teenage survivor of another gang rape was taking her own life.
It is encouraging to see young men on the street against the recent gang-rape. After all, they would also have to play an important role to achieve a gender-just society. Can we call it a much-needed start? Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty talks to some observers
Dec 2012: 'The overall culture of impunity enjoyed by the police across the country lets the authorities order the police to use brute force. People and police officers get injured in these events...'
Families living on India’s Sundarbans islands, are seeking husbands from the mainland for their daughters as they see no future for them at home as climate change and a lack of local development make it harder to survive.