Traffickers Turn to Northeast India to Supply the Sex Trade

Traffickers Turn to Northeast India to Supply the Sex Trade

November 05, 2006

(Published by humantrafficking.org)

At least one million Indian girls and women work in India’s sex industry which is estimated to be worth around 400 billion rupees ($9 billion) annually, according to the UNODC. The rise in the number of girls disappearing from states like Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh is partly due to tighter surveillance on India’s northeastern border with Nepal, where most girls were being trafficked from before.

—-Please note this was published in 2006. Statistics may have risen since then.

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