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Tag: Human Trafficking

Amina Mohammed
UN Deputy Chief Calls For Renewed Global Action Against Human Trafficking

Trafficking survivors in many countries have encountered greater difficulties in accessing shelter, food, health care, legal aid and other essential services. At the same time, law enforcement authorities face additional challenges in detecting human trafficking, in view of pandemic-related restrictions on travel and movement, she noted.

Odisha No 2 in Human Trafficking In India
2 Persons Trafficked Everyday In Odisha: Know Why State Is No 2 In Country

Odisha government has yet to have any special law to control organised crime. In most cases, police crackdown limited to intermediaries alone, conspirators were let go scot-free, which is a big loophole, says UNODC SOP

Human Trafficking: About 1,714 Cases Registered In 2020
Human Trafficking: About 1,714 Cases Registered In 2020

The conviction for cases of human trafficking was recorded at 0 in seven states, while the highest conviction rate of such cases was reported from Tamil Nadu at 66 per cent followed by Delhi at 40 per cent.

NHRC Seeks Report From All States, UTs On Action Taken To End Child Labour
NHRC Seeks Report From All States, UTs On Action Taken To End Child Labour

The Commission noted that in 1992 India had ratified the UN Convention for Rights of Child; the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the year 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, which necessitates calling for reports from all states and union territories.

Odisha: 30 Bonded Labourers Rescued In Nuapada, 4 Middlemen Arrested

Nuapada: Four middlemen were arrested by Sinapali Police on Thursday while allegedly trafficking 30 persons as bonded labourers to Andhra Pradesh. The incident comes amid the resurgence of mass migration from Odisha to other States especially among the working class with the relaxations of COVID19 pandemic restrictions. As per reports, the Sinapali Police apprehended a […]

23 Women, 8 Children Among 56 Migrant Labourers Rescued In Bolangir
23 Women, 8 Children Among 56 Migrant Labourers Rescued In Bolangir

Bolangir: Despite the tall claims of the government on enforcement of strict laws to curb trafficking of migrant labourers to and from Odisha, the illegal activity continues unabated in many parts of the State. Friday night, Bolangir Kantabanji police rescued as many as 56 migrant labourers including 23 women and eight children from Kantabanji station […]

All UP Districts To Have Anti-Human Trafficking Police Stations
All UP Districts To Have Anti-Human Trafficking Police Stations

Lucknow: All districts of Uttar Pradesh will now have anti- human trafficking police stations to check the trafficking of women and children. These police stations will be set up in all districts of the state for effective action in trafficking cases and a government order (GO) to this effect was issued on October 20, a […]

27 Child Workers Rescued In Odisha While Being Trafficked To Andhra Pradesh

Bhadrak: Bhadrak Rural Police on Saturday rescued at least 27 children, including 17 minor girls from a house at Jitanaga village. It is suspected that all the rescued children were to be engaged as workers in a company in Andhra Pradesh. Acting on a tip-off, the police team conducted a raid and rescued the children […]

Growing Number Of Child Beggars In Pilgrim City Sparks Concern

Puri: Even as the Central as well as the State government have launched several schemes to promote education and ensure development of individuals, rising numbers of child beggars in Puri and other parts of the State have raised questions on the reformative steps undertaken by the government to eradicate the social evil. Though there is […]

Odisha Labourers Held Captive, Subjected To Torture In Uttar Pradesh

Rourkela: We had left for Banaras in Uttar Pradesh to work in a brick kiln, but were tortured and made to work at gunpoint, said Jitu Oram, one of the labourers who managed to return Odisha. Oram’s statements speak volumes about the mental agony and suffering he underwent along with eight other labouers from Gopabandhupali […]

Bangladeshi Sex Racket In Odisha: Bhubaneswar Youth Provided Fake Aadhaar?

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force of Odisha Police Crime Branch now faces an uphill task to unravel the sex racket allegedly involving Bangladeshi sex workers. After arresting the mastermind couple SK Ibrahim and his wife Anjali, who was popularly called as Didi, the cops have arrested three agents- Raju, Prashant Parida and Uttam Jena and […]

Labour Migration Continues Unabated In Odisha, 41 Labourers Rescued

Bolangir: Barely three days after Odisha government announced a new livelihood package to curb labour migration, 41 bonded labourers were rescued while they were being allegedly trafficked from Kantabanji area in Bolangir district. According to reports, Kantabanji police rescued the 41 labourers including 10 minors when they were being taken to Berhampur by a middleman […]

Human Trafficking: 14 Minors Among 32 Migrant Labourers Rescued In Odisha

Bolangir: The tall claims of Odisha government on enforcement of strict laws to curb trafficking of migrant labourers stand belied as the illegal activity continues unabated in Bolangir district. Thursday morning, as many as 32 migrant labourers including nine men, nine women and 14 minors were rescued by police from Tureikela railway station while they […]

29 Women Rescued, 30 Human Traffickers Held In Multiple Raids Across Kolkata

Kolkata: The Kolkata Police has arrested 30 people for their alleged role in human trafficking and rescued 29 women in raids at upscale localities across the city, officials said on Monday. Simultaneous raids were conducted at Prince Anwar Shah Road, Rashbehari Avenue, Bhawanipore and the New Market area late Sunday night, they said. Seven women […]

Haunting Memories Of ‘Trafficking Torture’ Keep Diyalu Nial Of Odisha Awake Most Nights

Within the sophisticated interiors of ITC Sonar, Diyalu Nial seemed lost. Making efforts to escape the eyes of 20-odd journalists who were present there to talk to him, he was jostling for a space to shut himself. An oversize jacket, loosely fit denim and a pair of slippers couldn’t hide his angst. He left the […]

Women's Safety: Anti-trafficking Units, Help Desks Soon

New Delhi: In a major initiative, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that the Nirbhaya fund will be used to set up anti-human trafficking units and women’s help desks in police stations across the country. The initiative will strengthen women’s safety and instil a greater sense of security among women. Irani […]

NIA Lodges First Human Trafficking Case Under Recently-Amended NIA Act

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency has registered its first human trafficking case under the recently-approved NIA Act against three people for their alleged involvement in the trafficking and sexually exploitation of Bangladeshi women, an official said on Wednesday. Mohammad Yousuf Khan, his wife Bithi Begum and Sojib, native of West Bengal living in Hyderabad, […]

Missing Minor Boy Rescued After 5 Years, Narrates Ordeal

Rourkela: A minor boy, who was abducted 5 years ago by two youths from Rourkela Railway Station, was reunited with his sister today – barely a week before Rakhsya Bandhan. However, the rescued minor boy was subjected to torture by the two youths who had engaged him at their dog breeding centre, senior officials of […]

Government has rescued 72 emigrant workers from foreign soil: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has rescued as many as 72 emigrant workers from foreign soil during 2018-19 financial year, Labour and Employees’ State Insurance Minister Sushant Singh said on Tuesday. He said this while replying to a question in the Assembly on Tuesday. “Though the workers going abroad are governed by Emigration Act, 1983 and do […]

Minor girl sold off in Madhya Pradesh; Accused ‘buyer’ dies in police custody

Sundergarh: A day after Sundergarh Police rescued a minor girl, who was allegedly sold off in Madhya Pradesh, and arrested three persons in this connection, one of the key accused died at Dharuadihi Police Station today. The deceased has been identified as Sunil Lodhi. The cops had arrested three persons – middleman Jugal Oram, his […]

11 Minors Rescued In Rourkela While Being 'Trafficked' To Mumbai

Rourkela: As many as 11 minor children including nine girls hailing from Katihar area of Bihar were rescued by the Government Railway Police (GRP) from Howrah-Mumbai Gitanjali Express at Rourkela railway station today. Acting on a tip-off, Rourkela GRP personnel and Childline officials conducted a joint raid on the train and rescued the minors who […]

Odisha Minor Girl Sold Off In Madhya Pradesh

Sundergarh: A minor girl of Dharuadihi area in Odisha’s Sundergarh district was allegedly sold off by a middleman to an elderly man in Katni area of Madhya Pradesh. The matter came to fore after the mother of the girl lodged an FIR at police station on Sunday. On June 5, on the pretext of giving […]

26 child labourers from Odisha, MP & Jharkhand rescued from Parle-G plant in Chhattisgarh

Raipur/Bhubaneswar: Twenty-six child labourers were rescued from the plant of popular biscuit brand Parle-G here, police said Saturday. A government task force on child labour had received a tip-off that minors were employed at Parle-G factory in Amasivni area, said Vidhansabha Police Station House Officer (SHO) Ashwani Rathore. The task force raided the factory Friday […]

12 Rohingya Muslim youth rescued in Mizoram

Aizawl: The Mizoram Police have rescued 12 young Rohingya Muslim boys and girls, suspected to be victims of human trafficking, after they entered the bordering northeast state from Bangladesh without valid travel documents, officials said on Monday. With this, as many as 43 young girls and boys of Nepali and Myanmarese Rohingya descent have been […]

22 children rescued while being trafficked to outside State

Malkangiri: As many as 22 minors including girls were rescued by the Childline officials while allegedly being trafficked to outside the State in Malkangiri district on Thursday. All the children belonged to Kurumapali village under Mathili block in the district, reports said. Acting on a tip off, officials of the Malkangiri Childline intercepted three vehicles […]