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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1327 

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 07TH MARCH 2018

 

CROSS-BORDER CRIME OF CHILD TRAFFICKING

 

 

  1. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

 

(a) Whether Government is aware that child trafficking is rampant and is happening across the country and whether it is a cross-border crime and is thriving on black money; and

 

(b) The steps taken by Government to tackle this organized cross-border crime?

 

 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)

 

(a): State-wise details of number of child victims trafficked and rescued during 2016, as compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau, are given in Annexure.

 

(b): ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects and as such prevention of the crime of trafficking is primarily the responsibility of State Governments. The Central Government has been supplementing the efforts of the States and UTs by providing them regular guidance through various advisories issued from time to time. These advisories are available on the website of Ministry of Home Affairs at: http://mha.gov.in. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also provided financial assistance to all States for setting up Anti Human Trafficking Units in various districts of States.

India has signed bilateral Memoranda of Understanding for Prevention of Human Trafficking with the Governments of Bangladesh, UAE and Cambodia.
India has also signed the SAARC Convention on Prevention and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children in Prostitution. India has ratified the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNCTOC) which has as one of its Protocols, Prevention, Suppression and Punishment of Trafficking in Persons, particularly Women and Children.

 

 

State/UT wise details of the Victims (below 18 years) Trafficked and Rescued during the tear 2016

S.No.State/UTVictims Trafficked Below 18 YrsVictims Rescued Below 18 Yrs
MaleFemaleTotalMaleFemaleTotal
1Andhra Pradesh0444404444
2Arunachal Pradesh022000
3Assam349613092837
4Bihar1831319618313196
5Chhattisgarh60781386076136
6Goa022022
7Gujarat137348485132303435
8Haryana58135813
9Himachal Pradesh224224
10Jammu and Kashmir000000
11Jharkhand18729042731
12Karnataka113219332113219332
13Kerala186583147192339
14Madhya Pradesh62359797516782653
15Maharashtra78941727894172
16Manipur279279
17Meghalaya011011
18Mizoram022022
19Nagaland000000
20Odisha98108*12069696192
21Punjab476964833134
22Rajasthan18231251952813455626
23Sikkim01951011
24Tamil Nadu1227317215433648
25Telengana047077
26Tripura2746246
27Uttar Pradesh748282277280852
28Uttarakhand126873123
29West Bengal4260311339718192216
30A and N Islands010000
31Chandigarh001011
32D and N Haveli010000
33Daman and Diu0461011
34Delhi UT144019014446190
35Lakshadweep000000
36Puducherry00000
Total4123491190348651553214183

Source: Crime in India Note: i) *15 Transgender victims Trafficked from Odisha is included

 

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