Good morning to one and all present here. Today, I’ll be giving a small speech on the topic of human trafficking.
Google defines human trafficking to be “the unlawful act of transporting or coercing people in order to benefit from their work or service, typically in the form of forced labour or sexual exploitation”.
Simply put, human trafficking is the act of smuggling people, either by force or blackmail, and exploiting them for their monetary benefits.
Essentially, human trafficking can be categorized into four broad divisions. They are trafficking for forced labour, trafficking for forced criminal activities, trafficking in women for sexual exploitation, and trafficking for the removal of organs. This human trafficking is observed to be done with both men and women, even young children.
In India, under Section 370-A (2), which states “Whoever engages a trafficked person for sexual exploitation in any manner, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than three years, but which may extend to five years, and shall also be liable to fine.”