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Episode 1092 October 16, 2020

How child trafficking sharply rose during the COVID-19 lockdown

A recent investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that cases of children being taken away from their homes for illegal labour, trafficking and forced marriages have increased during the COVID-19 lockdown. Childline data obtained by the newspaper has shown that there was a sharp spike in “interventions” where officials or aid workers had to step in to rescue children in distress. In this episode, we talk to Dipankar Ghose about the key findings of his investigation, how the government is ill-equipped to deal with the problem, and the solutions that it should be working on.

Links to the investigative series: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.


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How child trafficking sharply rose during the COVID-19 lockdownA recent investigation by The Indian Express has revealed that cases of children being taken away from their homes for illegal labour, trafficking and forced marriages have increased during the COVID-19 lockdown. Childline data obtained by the newspaper has shown that there was a sharp spike in “interventions” where officials or aid workers had to step in to rescue children in distress. In this episode, we talk to Dipankar Ghose about the key findings of his investigation, how the government is ill-equipped to deal with the problem, and the solutions that it should be working on. Links to the investigative series: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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