Brides for Sale: India’s Sorrow?

By Tanya Chandra, Founder, LexQuest Foundation.

As India’s latest Anti-Trafficking Bill awaits informed modifications and superior content editions, it’s unfortunate that a major component of human trafficking which concerns the sinister trade of women and young girls across several States of India has somehow escaped the eye of our Legislators. Bride Trafficking, a practice so tragic that under the garb of marriage, women are commodified throughout the cycle of their reproductive lives and resold several times, has yet again failed to be conducively acknowledged as a crisis that needs urgent attention from the Legislature. (more…)

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016: An Analysis

By Prateeksha Shrivastava, Faculty of Law, Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh. 

Human trafficking is the trade of humans. Trade of humans is done to serve various purposes like forced labour, sexual slavery or for commercial social exploitation. Human trafficking is also done for forced labour, slavery, extraction of organs or even for forced marriages. It can be done within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime. It violates human rights. It violates the victim’s right of movement. Human trafficking is a trade in person, especially of women and children. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises as it holds a relatively low risk with high profit potential. (more…)