India And Human Trafficking : India

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India and Human Trafficking. India is a very diverse country. It is located in the Asia continent and holds a population of over 1.2 billion people, making it the second largest populated country of the world. Its languages, religions, traditions and food are just an example of this assortment. The national languages for India are English and Hindi even though, “there are about 22 official languages and nearly 400 living languages spoken in various parts of the country” (Zimmermann, 2013). Throughout history, different types of religions have been practiced in India, today, most of its population practices Hindu. “84 percent — of the population identifies as Hindu” (Zimmermann, 2013). Which is believed to not be a religion, but a way of…show more content…
A man without sons might adopt one from among the man’s male kin, or take another wife or concubine” (Gupta, 161). Owning a piece of land is very important. It is the key to survival and power. Land is an “insurance policy against unforeseen difficult times” (investing in India, 9) Owning a piece of land is just as important as owning your own house, but now, because of overpopulation and the expensiveness of buying a home, it is becoming more difficult for Indians to own a house. Indians see it as a shameful thing to live in a rented house. Because of this, some people turn to the easy path and easy money making business. Human trafficking is a very difficult subject to talk about as well as difficult to exercise justice over. Its definition according to the United Nations, “Refers to the recruitment, transportation, purchase, sale, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons: by threat, use of violence, abduction, use of force, fraud, deception, or coercion (including abuse of authority or of a position of vulnerability), or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another or debt bondage, for the purpose of exploitation which includes prostitution or for placing or holding such person, whether for pay or not, in forced labor or slavery-like practices, in a community other than the one in which such person lived at the time of the original act described” (Gupta, 375). Human trafficking is very
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