GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1327
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 07TH MARCH 2018
CROSS-BORDER CRIME OF CHILD TRAFFICKING
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?
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/UT||Victims Trafficked Below 18 Yrs||Victims Rescued Below 18 Yrs|
|10||Jammu and Kashmir||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|30||A and N Islands||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|32||D and N Haveli||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|33||Daman and Diu||0||46||1||0||1||1|
Source: Crime in India Note: i) *15 Transgender victims Trafficked from Odisha is included