Behulia Paharin of Boriya village in Sahebganj District went missing in May 2014. She was taken to Gurgaon and made to do household work along with 3 more kids. Correspondent Shikha made a video about the issue and showed it to the Police officers at Boriyo but no action was taken.
According to data from the NCRB, mere eight thousand and ninety nine cases were reported in the year 2014 concerning human trafficking. But if one was to believe multiple NGOs working on the issue, each year, more than 20,000 children and approximately 100,000 girls are trafficked from Jharkhand.
Behulia’s story has changed! Shikha managed to get Behulia back safely and continues to work on trafficking issues in her community. Read more: https://www.videovolunteers.org/escape-from-trafficking-16-year-old-rescued-from-trafficking-racket/
This video report was made by Video Volunteers’ Community Correspondent Shikha Paharin for IndiaUnheard. Community Correspondents come from marginalized communities in India and produce videos on unreported stories. These stories are ’news by those who live it.’ they give the hyper local context to global human rights and development challenges. See more such videos at www.videovolunteers.org. Take action for a more just global media by sharing their videos and joining in their call for change.