Friday, May 19, 2006

Achievements in Uttar Pradesh

Hi Rishi& to all family members of National Coalition of Media.

The interaction of mediapersons in Jaipur and later in Goa and the regular programmes held in Lucknow have sensitised the journalists in the State. With the intiative of Shakti Vahini, a media forum to deal with human trafficking and HIV AIDS issues, was formed in March. Its members rescued a 6-year-old boy, Faroq, from the clutches of a pottery seller. The boy was kidnapped by a woman from Khurja and later sold to a person for Rs 20,000, who in turn handed the minor to a roadside vendor. The vendor was using the boy as a labourer. The boy is presently in a child protection home in Lucknow. Besides this rescue, several reports about the activities of various government and non-governmental organisations have been published both at local and national levels to expose the oganised syndicate of drug traffickers as well as to sensitise the common man and the government functioneries to unite in the war against illegal trade of human beings, especially minors. A beginning has been made but a lot is yet to be done. We hope that the nationwide awakening on the above menace will bring the desired results

.Head lines of reports published recently --
`The Pioneer'-AIDS cases rising in the State (Feburary 7, 2006)
-Demand to set up Anti-Trafficking Cell raised (Feburary 8, 2006)
-UP much ahead of other states in Human Trafficking , says survey (Feburary 8, 2006)
-Workshop on AIDS, Trafficking to bring victim to mainstream (Feburary 9, 2006)
-Female foeticide highest in India, says experts (March 3, 2006)
-Women to get bigger share in Police (Feburary 22, 2006)
-Minod used as sex slave, killed and cremated (Story of Jharkhand girls who were sold and later sexually exploited in Jind at Haryana before one of them was hacked to death) (Feburary 23, 2006)
-Sensitising students best answer to AIDS prevention (Feburary 23, 2006)
-Boy kinnapped and, sold twice rescued (March 11, 2006)
-Concern over police role in human trafficking (March 22, 2006)
-Girl sold twice in Mumbai and Jhansi rescued (March 23, 2006)
-DGP's call to check child trafficking (March 25, 2006)
-Truck Record:Refueling in Mathura fuels AIDS fire (March 27, 2006)
-UP AIDS Control Society to use folk media as a tool to spread AIDS awareness in 15 districts (March 29, 2006)
Minors used as drug peddlers in Goa (May 4, 2006)`Swantantra Bharat'
- 30 lakh girls were involved in commercial sex, nodal agency on anti-trafficking to be formed (Feburary 22, 2006)
-Teenagers were also used in drug trafficking besides flesh trade (Feburary7,2006)
-Help of Religious Gurus will be taken to check Human Trafficking (March 21,2006)
Drug Trafficking and AIDS were releated to each other (Feburary 7, 206)
-Rescued sexual workers to be rehabilated (April 21, 2006)
-Human Trafficking victim Faroq handed over to child line (March 21,2006)
Who were involved in making of objectionable films and full page article in Sunday magazine (April 23, 2006), related to wide spread of sex workers including the villages and how human trafficking and sexual emploitation for commercial purposes increased during the last over one decade.

The Indian Express, Aaj, Jan Satta, Amar Ulaja, Times of India, Hindustan, Hindustan Times, Dainik Jagran also published several reports on the above issue since the intiative to sensitise the mediapersons started in Feburary this year.with regards

Preetam SrivastavaLucknow(9415159966)

Women trafficking on rise in Nepal

Women trafficking on rise in Nepal
Deborshi Chaki & Arunoday Mukharji
Posted Friday , May 19, 2006 at 09:40
Updated Friday , May 19, 2006 at 13:17

Kakarvitta (Nepal):

Cross-border trafficking of women especially from across Nepal remains rampant.
The recent political turmoil in Nepal has only made things worse.
The problem is compounded by the fact that the Indo-Nepal border security in Nepal is in a shambles.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

INDIA: Human trafficking in the northeast fuelling HIV/AIDS - report

INDIA: Human trafficking in the northeast fuelling HIV/AIDS - report

17 May 2006 07:41:26 GMT
Source: IRIN
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KOKRAJHAR, 17 May (IRIN) - Images of guns, drugs and rebels have long defined India's troubled northeast. Now, a study across eight states in this resource-rich, infrastructure-poor, conflict-scarred region seeks to highlight a new worry: the rising tide of human trafficking - mostly women and girls - and its potential for hastening the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Hotel Regent sex racket: Owner, 2 women sent to jail

Hotel Regent sex racket: Owner, 2 women sent to jail
Staff Reporter New Delhi

A city court on Wednesday sentenced two women from Azerbaijan to six years rigorous imprisonment for carrying on prostitution racket in the Karol Bagh area two years ago.

Woman rescued from Meerut brothel

Woman rescued from Meerut brothel

Aloke Sharma Meerut
City denizens rescued a woman from the red light area and helped her to reach the police station. The local people helped the her, when she was tryng to escape from the brothel.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Two years into sex slavery, 9 Nepali minors finally get freedom

Two years into sex slavery, 9 Nepali minors finally get freedom


NEW DELHI, May 16 - Officials in the Indian capital have started preparations to repatriate nine Nepali minor girls, who were sold into prostitution at Delhi's notorious red light district nearly two years ago but rescued early this week in a surprise police raid.
The girls between 15 to 19 years of age were rescued by the Delhi Police, who took action after local non-governmental organizations put pressure on them, according to government and NGO officials working to repatriate them.
Most of the girls -- "of ethnic backgrounds" -- hail from Sindhupalchok and Nuwakot districts, north of Kathmandu valley. They are currently receiving shelter at Indian government's Child Welfare Committee-run shelter home at Hari Nagar in South Delhi district.
Tricked into sex trade
The girls are still in a state of trauma. At the shelter called Nirmal Chhaya Complex, they are receiving regular counseling. It's still unclear whether they have contracted HIV or other sexually transmitted diseased. Understandably, they are not too keen on being interviewed by the media.
They told rescuers they were tricked into the flesh trade by their friends and relatives, who brought them to the Indian capital separately around two years ago. That has been the common trend often reported in the media in the past decade.
Although they were promised "decent jobs", they had been leading the "hellish life" at the dingy brothels, said an official involved in the rescue and repatriation. Located in an older part of Delhi, the red light district, G.B. Road, has been notorious for its crumbling, old buildings -- and in them, the noisy, littered, stinking and unhygienic living conditions.
With funds from the Indian government, Delhi-based NGO, STOP (Stop Oppression of Children and Women) will soon repatriate them back to Kathmandu, where they are likely to be handed over to Maiti Nepal, the official said. For the last few years, STOP has been actively involved in rescuing and repatriating -- by buying air tickets -- Nepali minors sold into prostitution in and around the Indian capital.
Embassy without funds
Although India is home to millions of migrant Nepali workers thanks to the open border, officials at the Royal Nepalese Embassy here privately concede that the mission -- Nepal's biggest and oldest so far -- does not have "enough funds and resources" to foot the bill of repatriation of the citizens in dire straits like the nine girls.
Like other cities in India such as Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune, "fair-complexioned" Nepali girls are the main attraction for the clients visiting the brothels at the red light districts in major Indian cities, said Rishi Kant, a coordinator of non-profit organization, Shakti Vahini.
Demand high as ever
In India's sex-trade markets, "a human trader is paid up to IRs 200,000 for one single fair-looking Nepali girl these days," he said, adding, "So the demand for them is high here as ever. They are extremely vulnerable to trafficking for sex-trade across India."
According to a 15-year-old estimation, nearly 200,000 Nepali girls and women were involved in sex-trade in different cities across India in the early 1990s.
Fresh data isn't available to suggest how many Nepali girls have been forced into prostitution in India. But according NGOs, nearly 12,000 are trafficked into India every year for prostitution. That trend shot up after the conflict situation in Nepal worsened in recent years.
Recent years has also seen girls and women from the conflict-infested mid- and far-western hills of Nepal -- often involuntarily and sometimes voluntarily too -- landing up in the sex-trade markets of India, according to activists working to check the illegal trade.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006



Alok Prakash Putul
Earning livelihood , working outside for woman is always harsh and fullof hurdles whether a metropolitan woman or a tribal woman.
The cases of sale of girls, from the tribal areas of central India beingallured to employment in metros state of Chhattisgarh has snatched the sleeps of state govt. From different parts of the state incidents of sale of girls and making them bonded labourers in metros are coming in light continuously. Out of these girls, many have been liberated by interference of govt. But a NGO has charged that still about 7,000 girls of Chhattisgarh are bonded in Delhi, Mumbai and other states of the country. In Bilaspur, Jasjhpur and Sarguja districts of the state lots of > cases ofabduction are registered and the figure is continuously increasing. Some people are even arrested in this matter, but this process of enticing the girls does not appear to come to an end.

There has been a long tradition of labour migration in the state. Thelabourers of Bilaspur area have been going to Delhi, Punjab, Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh even earlier. Several times, the news comes of making these labourer bonded. The bonded laborers in thousands have been liberated. But in last few years various such groups have become active in theChhattisgarh who are enticing the girls of tribal areas and taking them out of the state in the name of providing employment. Afterwards such matters have come in light, in which the girls taken fromhere were either sold by mediators to someone for just a little amount or were bonded. These girls were physically and financially exploited too. The surprising fact is that the girls who are taken out of the state, mostof them are minor. But the poor parents who handed over their daughters in the hands of these groups for their better future are now moving here and there in search of their children. Missing 11 year old Taramani of village Parsapani of Bilaspur was taken to Delhi ayear before by a mediator named Pitrus Kerketta. Pitrus assured the mother of Taramani, miss Nihorabai that he would provide her the job of nurse in a hospital there. As nurse she would get Rs. 3000/- per month. A labourer Nihorabai came under talks of Pitrus, who had taken variousgirls out of the state many a times even earlier and sent her daughter Taramani with him. But thereafter no news of Tara has ever been received. In search of Taramani and Pitrus he went up to Delhi and Bihar but could not trace her daughter anywhere. Nihorabai says, do not know where my daughter will be ! My eyes havelonging for her. In greed of Rs. 3000/-, I have lost the star of my eyes. But some girls are such whose parents brought them to the housesuccessfully. Mahadeo Tirkey 13 year old daughter Manisha and Rajnath sdaughter Mayanti were also taken to Delhi by Pitrus Kerketta where they were engaged in a replacement centre as household servant. But afterwards they were tortured in different manners. When victim of sexual exploitation, these two girls informed their family members anyhow about their exploitation then they were rescued with the help of police. Manisha says, “what happened there, dont ask. We remained a bird of cagethere. We were shown good dreams, but we were cheated. Now I would never go to Delhi for job.


Santosh Singh Chauhan, who runs a placement agency in the Delhi wasarrested in charge of enticing the girls of Sarguja. Suganti and Fulkunwar of Kachhardih village of Batoli rescued from his clutches are more angry from Govt. than to placement agency. Suganti says, Why we went to Delhi, in this regard, why Government doesnâ think. Before rescuing from the work there. government should have any work at our home-village?Subhash Mahapatra running an NGO, FFDA, requested the Human rightsCommission to interfere in this matter, then Human Rights Commission sought reply from Director General of Police and State Chief Secretary in this matter. Subhash says, We are continuously getting complaints from rural areas, but it is surprising that police is sitting quite after formalities in most of the matters.On the other hand, Ramvichar Netam, Home minister of the Chhattisgarhstate says that wherefrom the complaints are received, the police immediately takes action. As per Netam, police moved to metro cities every time in search of these girls and caused to set them free.Netam says, “for last many years, such matters are coming forward. We tryto immediately proceed on the matter whenever it comes in our knowledge. But many times, the members of concerned family dont co-operate the Govt

Monday, May 15, 2006

Women’s Trafficking Threatening Peace

Women’s Trafficking Threatening Peace
Kamala Sarup
In Asian societies the issue of trafficking in women was addressed about a century ago. Although The International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Trade, signed in Paris May 18, 1904 was the foremost international document to deal with the issue of trafficking in women, After then, one by one, some other remarkable efforts was also adopted in international scenario. Unfortunately, we are unable to deal each and every regional and international initiation because of lack of large space, and time.

U.S. lawmakers push Germany on World Cup sex trade

U.S. lawmakers push Germany on World Cup sex trade
Fri May 5, 2006 5:44 AM IST171

And the unwilling who get trapped

And the unwilling who get trapped

Women from the Northeast are lured to New Delhi and Mumbai with job offers that often lead to dreary brothels. Teresa Rehman reports on how they are trapped in this web

Srinagar: Sex Abuse Scandal

For own survival, J-K govt hushed up sex scandal two years ago
Muzamil Jaleel,Indian Express,Posted online: Monday, May 15, 2006 at 0000 hrs
Kingpin Sabina’s leap from a remote Uri village

Sunday, May 14, 2006

AIDS peedit ne aatmhatya ki

AIDS peedit ne aatmhatya ki :----Meerut ke ek AIDS peedit yuvak ne jahar khakar aatmhatya kar li hai. Suicide note me usane apanee patni ki bevaayee ko apanee hataasha ka mukhy kaarana bataaya hai. Darasal ye yuvak Mumbai ki film industry me light man ka kaam karana tha vahi ise sangitaa naam ki ke ladaki se prem huya. Magar sangita ke parivaar vaalo ne usaki shaadi delhi me kar di. Is beech is premi yugal me shaaririk sambandh bane rahe. Sangita ek beti ki maa bani aur Mumbai ke ek aspataal me delivery ke dauraan ki gayee khoon ki jaancho me pata chaal ki maa beti dono ko AIDS hai. Sangita ke pati ne us par premi se AIDS ki bimaari laane ka aarop lagaate huye bachchi sahit use chood bhi diya. Magar is premi yuvak apane prem ki khaatir sangita ke saath shaadi kar aur usaki bachchi ko bhi apana liya. (AIDS peedito ki is shaadi ki khabar ko NDTV sahit national media ne coverage diya tha) aur tabhi se ye parivaar meerut me apane din kaat raha tha.

Is yuvak ko gaanv vaalo ne kabhi apanee is bimaari se hataas hote huye nahee dekha. Haalaanki use apane jivika ke liye rojgaar karane me bhi kaafi dikkate aayee. Aksar vah majdoori karata tha aur jab bhi logo ko usaki bimaari ka pata chalata tha to log use apane kaam se hataa dete the. Gaanv vaalo ne bhi kayee baar chanda ikhatta kar is parivaar ki jivika me yogdaan diya.Pichale dino sangita ki haalat bigadani shuru ho gayee to usaki maa usaka ilaaj karaane ke liye Mumbai le gayee. Baar baar bulaane par bhi vo apane is premi pati ke paas nahee loti. Aur ant me usane phone par isase apana sambandh todane ka faramaan suna daala. Apane patni ke in alfaajo ko ye yuvak sahan nahi kar saka aur usane jahar khaakar aatmhatya kar li.yuvak ne suicide note me apane bhai se maafi maangi ki vo usake liye koyee madad nahee kar saka balki kaafi din tak parivaar par ek boojh ki tarah raha.Is pure maamale me sarakaari tantr ek dam sunya raha. Media me kayee baar khabare aane ke baad bhi kabhi koyee sarakaari numaainda is parivaar ki sudh lene gaanv nahi pahuch.Shyam parmar,

Tear in veil of Kashmir

Tear in veil of Kashmir *

Story from The Pioneer New Delhi

At a restaurant on Srinagar's Residency Road, three employed youth drop in for a cup of tea. Next to their table are four elegantly dressed teenaged girls, busy talking on cell phones and among themselves. One of the youngsters calls a girl and gives her a chit. She goes to her friends and starts discussing something. After 10 minutes, two girls come to the boys' table. "We are ready. Rs 5,000 each for one hour. Place will be yours", says one of them.