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Human Trafficking
Calcutta  /  Published 03.08.20

Futile trip mirrors quest for justice

A 17-year-old girl, a reported trafficking survivor, came from Basanti in South 24-Parganas to the Alipore police court on Thursday to record her statement in front of a magistrate. After a journey o...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.20

Traffickers eye recharge stores for numbers

Mobile recharge stores in Canning have been seeing a surge in visitors during the lockdown but not everyone is coming to recharge their phones.Many men are trying to get access to the log book where t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.07.20

Trafficker held with 8 boys

Ranchi police on Tuesday arrested a man who was accompanying eight young boys in what appeared to be a case of child trafficking. The suspected trafficker as well as the children were from adjoining ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.20

Crime in the time of a virus: Human trafficking

Some years ago, I had attended a district-level meeting of government officials and NGO functionaries in connection with the anti-trafficking work of an international welfare organization in an area k...
By Satyajit Das Gupta in

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.20

Untimely disasters: Child rights during Covid-19 and Amphan

It is a mark of the State’s failure that any crisis can push a huge segment of the population to the edge of desperation. In West Bengal, the lockdown because of the pandemic was bad enough; Amphan ...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 02.04.20

Beware of traffickers: Child rights panel

A pandemic and widespread displacement from homes could be the perfect opportunity for human traffickers, the state child rights panel has warned the district authorities and asked them to take necess...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.03.20

Trafficking survivor back home with family

A 15-year-old tribal girl from Gumla, a trafficking survivor, was reunited with her family on Wednesday after three-and-half years — thanks to her mother’s dogged determination.The illiterate trib...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.20

Govt can’t set terms for compensation: HC

The high court has ruled that the Bengal government has no authority to impose any condition while releasing compensation to victims of natural or manmade tragedies. Justice Sabyasachi Bhattacharya of...
By Our legal reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Torment survivor returns as rescuer

A woman from South 24-Parganas was rescued from a brothel in Pune’s Budhwar Peth area in February 2019.A year later, she was instrumental in helping a police team conduct a raid on the same place an...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.03.20

NIA to probe case against trafficker

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will investigate the case against human trafficker Panna Lal Mahto, a resident of Khunti district, who is alleged to have amassed properties worth around Rs 100...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi


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