Human Trafficking
West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.19

Grant only for three trafficking survivors

Only three trafficking survivors from Bengal have received compensation from the state since the West Bengal Victim Compensation Scheme came into force in 2012.Bengal had topped the country’s traffi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.19

Debasree for joint fight against trafficking

Debasree Chaudhuri, the newly appointed junior minister for women and child development, said on Saturday that she would focus on tackling human trafficking from Bengal and sought the state government...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

World  /  Published 25.10.19

Police arrest 2 more in truck deaths case

British police arrested two more people on Friday in connection with the deaths of 39 others found in the back of a container truck in southeastern England as the investigation into one of the country...
By AP in London

North East  /  Published 24.02.20

330 foreigners held in Mizoram

At least 330 foreigners, including three Bangladeshi nationals, have been arrested for illegally entering Mizoram between 2018 and January 2020, state home minister Lalchamliana told the Assembly on M...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

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


West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

Teenager rescued from flat

A 17-year-old girl allegedly forced into prostitution was rescued from an apartment inside a housing complex on the south-western fringes of the city on Friday.Five persons, suspected members of a tra...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.19

Lured with jobs, sold as slaves abroad

Time: 6 in the morning. Place: office of the National Anti-Trafficking Committee (NATC) in south Calcutta. The NATC is a non-government organisation. There are seven men sitting around a square table....
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.19

‘Faceless’ traffickers

The increase in online commercial sexual services has led to a rise in the number of “faceless” traffickers, according to a study based on victims rescued from Goa in the past five years.The five-...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.11.18

Trafficked girl back from dead in Jharkhand

A tribal Oraon girl, who was trafficked from Lapung in the capital district last year in July to Delhi and was thought to have been murdered this May, has returned home alive and well. The girl has be...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.19

Trust and muri friend’s traffic trap for 14-year-old

A 14-year-old girl from a village in South 24-Parganas was trafficked to Bihar after being lured by her best friend a year older than her, kept confined for 28 days and assaulted.Both the minor girls ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta


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