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Human trafficking on the rise in Madhya Pradesh
In a span of just one year, in Jashpur in Madhya Pradesh, trafficking of 6,000 girls has taken place. These girls were sold in metro cities for a sum of about Rs. 6,000-8,000. Agencies lured girls with household jobs, which led to inhuman behaviour as well as sexual harassment.

With no respect for human rights, the touts used to lure tribals for good earnings and the girls were trafficked to various locations. The few who managed to flee from the bondage and repeated torture had horrific tales to narrate. One of the victims Basanti recounts that in the first two years she was well treated but later her mistress used to torture her physically. She was sexually abused too but managed to run to a nearby village and gave birth to a baby on May 2008.

She added that she was around 18 or 20 years of age when she was employed at 156 Kirti Nagar. A guy from the neighborhood promised to marry her but did not due to caste differences. Another victim stated that her master started a school and used to regularly visit Dehradun. As she was was left alone in a temple, a person used to harass and threaten her regularly. The victim's uncle also complained that the victim was not paid her salary for three years and when she returned home she was pregnant and boycotted from the society.

Human trafficking is a major problem that is yet to be acknowledged by the government or people by large. Everyone knows that it exists but no steps are taken to see to it that it is stopped.

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