Causes and Concerns of Child Trafficking in North-East India: A Socio-Legal Analysis

  • Diganta Roy and Jayanta Boruah
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  • Diganta Roy

    Research Scholar at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India

  • Jayanta Boruah

    Research Scholar at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India

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Child trafficking can be held as one of the most inhuman criminal activities at the contemporary age of human civilization. The growth of child trafficking across the globe has made it a serious International issue concerning the future of the humanity. The trafficked children are then again forced to commit several activities with inhuman legacies, like terrorisms, prostitution, slaved/bonded labour, etc. This issue is more common in Developing and Least Developed countries and since India is a developing country, such issues are expected to be at a significant height. Again North-Eastern Region of India has been living under serious isolation from whatever developments are taking place in the mainstream India. It is even alleged that North-Eastern Region has mostly faced negligence at the hands of rest of the India. As a result, underdevelopment has become the fate for most of the population of this Region for which instances, like child trafficking is also increasing in the region. This paper focuses on the instances of child trafficking in the region along with its causes and concerns and the efficiency of the legal mechanism adopted to tackle such issues of child trafficking in the Region.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 294 - 310


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