A Critical Analysis on the Incidence of Human Trafficking against Women and Children and its Underlying Factors in India

  • Ayswariya Sanker
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  • Ayswariya Sanker

    LLM student at REVA University, India.

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Human trafficking does nothing but undermine the sanctity of what we regard ourselves to be, “humans”. Treating their own counterparts like a commodity, the humans themselves recruit, transport, and harbour persons by the exercise of force or some other means, with the sole motive of exploitation. The commoners, who are happy in their self created utopia of will and woe, are evidently victimized. The innocence of children and the subtleness of women suddenly become a menace from that of a blessing, when they confront such devilish counterparts. The visibly evident shame on such “humans” lacking the obvious element of “humane” is dealt with in this paper with close reference to certain relevant ethical theories like “ethical realism”, “moral absolutism”, etc. The widespread contemporary exploitation of men, women and children is unacceptable to people of conscience the world over. Traditional approaches to preventing trafficking in human beings, protecting and assisting trafficked persons and bringing criminals to justice have had some small impact on the global phenomenon, but not enough. That even one young person be denied the benefits of childhood, that one young woman is subjected to the brutal humiliation of sexual exploitation and that one man becomes the slave of a cruel taskmaster in another country are clear signals that we must renew both our resolve as well as our initiatives to protect those who are vulnerable.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 365 - 378

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112847

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