Kerala Government informed the High Court that so far no specific issue of child exploitation had been reported by any authority in the case relating to the trafficking of 588 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.
Complaining that police questioning was causing mental agony to their inmates, a Muslim orphanage facing charges of child trafficking on Monday moved Kerala High Court to implead them in a PIL, seeking a CBI probe into a case relating to bringing of over 580 children from eastern states.
CPI(M)-led LDF opposition on Monday staged a walkout in the Kerala Assembly after its notice for an adjournment to discuss alleged procedural irregularities involved in bringing a large number of children to orphanages in the state from eastern states like Jharkhand, was rejected.
IUML, a key partner in Kerala`s ruling Congress-led UDF, on Monday came out strongly against the Home Department and Child Rights Commission for running down orphanages managed by Muslim religious outfits in the context of alleged trafficking of children from eastern states.
Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media said on Friday, as criminals prey on citizens yearning to escape strict population curbs.
A Chinese female doctor was today given a suspended death sentenced for selling seven babies to human traffickers, a case that drew massive public outcry against the growing menace of child trafficking.
With inadequate data on the numbers of children trafficked for labour and sexual exploitation, India and Unicef are conducting a survey across the country to create a baseline for addressing these issues, a UN official said Friday.