US report puts India under watch for human trafficking

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Washington June 17(ANI): A US report on global human trafficking has placed India in tier 2 watch list of countries.

The report that was released by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed its unhappiness over the failure of Indian authorities to curb human smuggling.

The 2009 Trafficking in Persons, report observed that in recent years, there has been an increase of sex trafficking to sub cities and India is a destination for women and girls from Nepal and Bangladesh for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.

The report also says that, India does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. It also says that India is making significant efforts to control it.

Despite the efforts put by the Indian Government, there was no sufficient progress in its law enforcement to address human trafficking, the report observed.

The report also mentions that, the Indian labours who migrate willingly to Middle East, Europe, and the US in search of work as domestic servants and un skilled labourers, are becoming the victims of labour trafficking.(ANI)

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