Shreya Raman

No coming home

After rescuing trafficking victims, the Indian police do not take them to shelter centre; they file cases under criminal laws.

4m ago

Bombaypara in Narail: a sex trafficking hotspot

Two hours away from Jhenaidah’s Indo-Bangla border, the district of Narail has gained a notoriety for being one of the biggest sources of girls headed for Mumbai.

4m ago

Sex Trafficking: The racket on prowl at the border

Adjacent to the border in Narail district’s Maheshpur upazila, a hidden racket facilitating the illegal crossing of people thrives, operated by individuals known locally as “Dhurs” or carriers.

4m ago

Lured to India’s red light district, and a lucky escape

Every year, many girls are trafficked out of Bangladesh with the promise of a better life abroad, only to end up in the underbelly of Indian cities. The Daily Star takes a look into this dark world

5m ago
January 1, 2024
January 1, 2024

No coming home

After rescuing trafficking victims, the Indian police do not take them to shelter centre; they file cases under criminal laws.

December 31, 2023
December 31, 2023

Bombaypara in Narail: a sex trafficking hotspot

Two hours away from Jhenaidah’s Indo-Bangla border, the district of Narail has gained a notoriety for being one of the biggest sources of girls headed for Mumbai.

December 30, 2023
December 30, 2023

Sex Trafficking: The racket on prowl at the border

Adjacent to the border in Narail district’s Maheshpur upazila, a hidden racket facilitating the illegal crossing of people thrives, operated by individuals known locally as “Dhurs” or carriers.

December 29, 2023
December 29, 2023

Lured to India’s red light district, and a lucky escape

Every year, many girls are trafficked out of Bangladesh with the promise of a better life abroad, only to end up in the underbelly of Indian cities. The Daily Star takes a look into this dark world

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