Friday, March 10, 2017

Almost 20,000 Indian women & children victims of trafficking in 2016 – report

RT reports:
Around 20,000 Indian women and children fell victim to trafficking last year, a rise of nearly 25 percent from 2015, a government report said. The numbers may be even higher, however, as sources claim some cases are not covered by the data.

The data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was presented by the minister of women and child development, Krishna Raj, to the Indian parliament on Thursday.

A total of 19,223 women and children were trafficked in 2016, compared with 15,448 in 2015, the data showed.

The highest number of victims was recorded in West Bengal state, eastern India – 3,559 women and 3,113 children, according to the data.
No word yet from American progressives on this one.