Tuesday, Jun 06, 2023

Human Trafficking

RPF Saved 601 Lives In 2021 On Railway Premises

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The RPF, which is an immediate responder in cases of human trafficking through rail transport and plays a key role in curbing this menace, rescued 630 people, including 54 women, 94 girls, 81 men and 401 boys.

US Temple Trafficking: Workers Claim They Were Lured From India To Build Temple At Low Cost

Nov 11, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Hindu organization Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, or BAPS, got workers from India on R-1 visas and allegedly paid them $1.2/day. Similar lawsuits have come up in 4 US states now.

Telangana Couple Adopts Boy, Husband Lands In Jail For ‘Abduction’

The arrested man, an employee of the Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Ltd, has pleaded innocence and claimed that he was a victim of a conspiracy and fraud.

Delhi: 3 Girls Who Were Trafficked And Forced Into Prostitution Rescued

Aug 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The DCW in a statement said these girls are from poor economic backgrounds and were trafficked on pretext of jobs.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: The Tipping Point In Rehabilitation

World Day against Trafficking in Persons: It is clear that survivors want community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes instead of shelter homes

29 July, 2021

Covid Lockdown Increases Risk Of Child Labour, Trafficking

Outlook Web Bureau

Schools have closed, online education is a luxury and in many cases children are pushed into labour and trafficked due to their financial vulnerability

13 July, 2021

Delhi: Woman Arrested For Trying To Sell 2-Day-Old Baby

Outlook Web Bureau

Delhi Police has busted a child trafficking racket in Delhi-NCR

05 May, 2021

Tale Of Teen Nurjahan: From Bangladesh Village To Bengaluru Brothels, Imprisoned In Bengal

Ayanangsha Maitra

Here's the tale of a 16-year-old Bangladeshi girl who was trafficked to India, and arrested while returning to Bangladesh from Bengal

01 May, 2021

91 Found Locked Up In Houston Home, Police Suspects Human Smuggling

Outlook Web Bureau

Based on a tip-off, a special-tactics team of the police raided the home in south-west Houston on Friday.

02 April, 2021

58 Mentally Challenged People Found Working As Bonded Labour In Punjab: MHA

Outlook Web Bureau

Home ministry sand that these labourers are often given drugs to make them work in the fields for long hours which adversely affect their physical and mental condition.

27 February, 2021

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Outlook Web Bureau

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.


23 February, 2021

Two Couples Among Seven Held Over Sale Of Babies In Madhya Pradesh

Outlook Web Bureau

According to Manish Khatri, Special Task Force (Indore unit) Superintendent, their action came following a tip-off received from an NGO working for the welfare of children.

30 November, 2020

Child Trafficking Gang Busted; Six Held, Minor Girl Rescued


The Social Security Branch (SSB) of Nagpur police took the action on Saturday

18 October, 2020

NIA Files Charge Sheet Against 12 Including 9 Bangladeshis In Human Trafficking Case


The charge sheet was filed under sections of the IPC, the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act and the Foreigners Act in a special NIA court in Hyderabad

15 October, 2020

Human Trafficking: 3 Bangladeshi Women Rescued In Maharashtra


Thane Police raided a flat in Dharamveer Nagar locality last week and rescued three Bangladeshi women aged between 20 and 30 years, an official said.

08 October, 2020

Jharkhand Cops Rescue 31 Women Who Were Being Trafficked To Chennai


Police rescued the women hailing from Latehar, Lohardaga, Ranchi, and Palamu districts who were being taken to Chennai with the assurance of Rs 9,000 salary each for working in the factory.

23 July, 2020

Sonu Punjaban Gets 24 Years Imprisonment For Trafficking Minor Girl


The court said that Punjaban had not only purchased the victim for prostitution but also brutalised her to make her surrender to her demands and had forcibly administered drugs to her.


26 June, 2020

Children As Young As 14 Recruited By Armed Groups In Jammu and Kashmir: US Report


According to the report, India made significant efforts towards the elimination of human trafficking in 2019, but did not fully meet the minimum standards.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

Outlook Latest Issue

Subscribe Now
Short Story

‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz