Skip to comments.India Slowly Confronts Epidemic Of Missing Children [Forced Labor, Marriage, and Sex]
Posted on 09/23/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by Steelfish
India Slowly Confronts Epidemic Of Missing Children
Simon Denyer/The Washington Post - Children rescued from a bangle-making factory in New Delhi after a police raid on Sept.5, 2012. More than 90,000 children go missing in India every year, many of them sold into forced labor on farms and in factories.
By Simon Denyer, Published: September 22
NEW DELHI Every six minutes, a child goes missing in India.
They are boys like Irfan, drugged and abducted at the age of 9 by two men on a motorbike as he walked home one day after playing with friends.
(Simon Denyer/The Washington Post) - A young child, wearing a number for identification by police during questioning, sits on the ground after being rescued from a bangle-making factory in New Delhi after a police raid.
It was living hell these past two years, trying to figure out where we could find him, said his father, Iqbal Ali. I used to run a biscuit bakery, but from the day he disappeared, I got so caught up trying to meet politicians, police and people who claim to do magic to get children back, that I had to shut down my bakery. I had no time for it.
More than 90,000 children are officially reported missing every year, according to data compiled and released late last year by leading childrens rights group Bachpan Bachao Andolan, which showed the problem was far greater than previously thought.
Up to 10 times that number are trafficked, according to the group boys and girls, most from poor families, torn from their parents, sometimes in return for cash, and forced to beg or work in farms, factories and homes, or sold for sex and marriage.
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India gets a pass in the media because the Globalists (both liberal and GOP) want to ship IT and high-tech production to there. The media does so many fluff pieces on India...about their so-called great high-tech education and growing wealth....but never reports how much India is still a major Third World Craphole still clinging on to cultural norms from past millenia. India’s human development index ratings are still in the bottom third of all nations.
No surprise that child trafficking still goes on. Scary is that the ones stolen for labor are better treated than the ones stolen for sexual abuse
America was "A safe place for children to play."
So people wanted to believe. We played out late after dark. We went to the store by ourselves. And a hundred thousand kids every year "ran away from home."
We are still talking about a lot of those kids who "ran away from home."
We dont call them "runaways" anymore though.
We find those kids in the woods, or under old buildings, or in an old landfill. Today we call them "Cold Case Files" and "unsolved Mysteries."
Pimps and pedophiles were getting a free pass and having a field day because the truth was too uncomfortable to face. Until the Reagan administration changed the game with the Meese Commission.
I have an apartment in “Curry Hill” in NYC. Occasionally, I pick up a pretty trinket at one of the Indian stores. I had no idea about “bangle factories.” I’ll avoid these shops in the future.
One good thing about buying “made in the U.S.,” is, we don’t have slavery here. I feel like I can buy in confidence on that issue. Also Canada, I suppose, and a few more countries were I feel confident about that.
You’re right. But at least my eyes have been opened due to the posting of this article. One of the reasons I love FR!