Demonetisation Benefits – Note ban breaks backbone of INR 20 Trillion Women Trafficking Industry #Hindustan360
Trafficking has stopped completely. Girls are usually trafficked from Guwahati in Assam and Jharkhand in the north and Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in the south. Over the last one month, not a single girl has been trafficked. View more at #Hindustan360.
Turning out to be one of the many benefits of Demonetisation move, trafficking of women and girls for sex work—a Rs20 trillion industry has come to a grinding halt. Rescue workers on the field say the trade has come to a stop with Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes withdrawn since the 8 November demonetisation announcement and new currency notes in short supply.
Myth Of Human Trafficking
- There are an estimated 21 million people forced or coerced into human trafficking worldwide.
- Women and girls are the most impacted group by far.
- The human trafficking industry is valued at $31,600,000,000 per year.
- Globally, almost 80% of the human trafficking is related to sexual exploitation, while the rest is bonded labour. And, India is allegedly the hub of these crimes in Asia.
- As per data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), in 2013, the maximum number of crimes (65.5%) committed in India were related to human trafficking and were registered under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act 1956.
- The same year, 31.1% of the crimes were registered under Procuration of Minor Girls (Indian Penal Code Section 366-A).
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