Article about missing children in India

I found this excellent, if brief Times of India article about missing kids in India. Of course children run away or get kidnapped there same as anywhere else, and India is such a huge place, with so many people, and so poor, that it’s even more difficult to find them than it is in more developed countries.

In India as in China, there’s a lot of human trafficking with kids being forced into slave labor making tchotchkes at five cents an hour for export abroad. I read a novel, Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth, about a child who was forced into a situation like that.

2 thoughts on “Article about missing children in India

  1. Terrie June 17, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    Don’t forget about kids being trafficked for adoption.

    • Meaghan June 17, 2011 / 7:17 pm

      I don’t think that’s too big a problem in India, compared to certain other countries.

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