New Delhi, Dec 4 (IBNS) As many as 3517 Indian girls became victims of human trafficking in 2011, said Minister of State for Labour & Employment K. Suresh on Tuesday.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Suresh said: "Whenever instances of alleged human trafficking by placement agencies are reported, these cases are registered and investigated as per law."
"As per inputs provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the total number of cases registered under different provisions of law which come under the generic description of human trafficking during the period 2009, 2010 and 2011 were 2848, 3422 and 3517 respectively."
He said poor girls from various parts of the country including Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal are being brought to Delhi and other metropolis by traffickers who hand them over to placement agencies for their employment as maid servants when most of these are young girls and below sixteen years.
In that case, this is a violation of Child Labour Act, said the minister.