There, she was made to work as a sex worker by her traffickers for four years. After a great deal of struggle, Khatoon was rescued by some local police personnel — following which she spent two years at a shelter in the city before finally returning home in But throughout the period of her rescue and rehabilitation, not a single person told her that she was eligible for compensation from the government for everything she had been through. Khatoon is not alone. Lawyer Vipan Kumar, associated with anti-trafficking NGO Sanjog, said that according to the National Crime Records Bureau data, there were 38, victims of human trafficking between and But replies to several RTI queries filed with government agencies have revealed that less than have got compensation in these eight years.
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This is a major problem in South Asian countries because of their porous borders, it says. South Asian children continue to be trafficked for multiple forms of sexual exploitation. The abuse includes prostitution, sex tourism, child pornography, pedophilia — and to get them to work in factories, agriculture, domestic servitude and begging, for forced marriage, adoption, military recruitment and debt release. The bill, if passed, will lead to the creation of a national anti-trafficking bureau, to comply with a December Supreme Court order that an investigative agency be established to counter human trafficking. It will criminalize aggravated forms of trafficking with the intent of preventing this crime, and rescuing and rehabilitating victims. The NCRB reported that in the government had identified 22, victims of trafficking — a significant increase from 8, victims the previous year. The NCRB said about half of the victims 11, were subjected to forced labor, while 7, were exploited in sex trafficking, 3, exploited in an unspecified manner, and victims were subject to forced marriages. But the government did not specify the age, gender or nationality of victims who suffered this exploitation. It included a small number of other crimes involving another victims. The Indian government identified 8, boys, 7, women, 5, girls, and 1, men as trafficking victims.
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Human trafficking in India , although illegal under Indian law, remains a significant problem. Although no reliable study of forced and bonded labour has been completed, NGOs [ who? Men, women and children are trafficked in India for diverse reasons. Women and girls are trafficked within the country for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced marriage, especially in those areas where the sex ratio is highly skewed in favour of men. Men and boys are trafficked for the purposes of labour,  and may be sexually exploited by traffickers to serve as gigolos, massage experts, escorts, etc. India is also a destination for women and girls from Nepal and Bangladesh trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. Nepali children are also trafficked to India for forced labour in circus shows.