According to a survey by State Resource Centre, Adult and Continuing Education, in 2009 there were about 20,000 girls who were trafficked to other states in the past 7-8 years.?The trafficked girls are forced into prostitution or sold to aged men in Saudi Arabia, the UK and Libya for marriages or to give birth to male child.
Some of the lucky girls get jobs of housemaids. But there is no guarantee of their safety here also as there are several reports which suggest that they undergo sexual harassment to the extent of multiple rapes.
Lack of police complaints against the traffickers by the parents of the victims have boosted the morale of those who are engaged in this illegal practice. As per a data provided by Jashpur district SP only 30 cases of alleged human trafficking have been registered.
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