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Bride Trafficking in India: Aspects, Causes and Potential Solutions

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Bride Trafficking is a long-standing evil in society that can be classified as a crime against humanity because it violates the rights, dignity and the liberty of the victims involved. Bride Trafficking is so deep rooted in society that providing accurate figures is extremely difficult since it is often impossible to track down and trace individual incidents of Bride Trafficking. According to the author, who has conducted a case study with fifty women from the State of Haryana, inter-country trafficking for the purpose of marriage is widespread in India. Trafficked women are subjected to a slew of atrocities, including being raped in transit and then raped by their husbands and other male family members. Apart from that, they face domestic violence, are treated worse than slaves and are frequently trafficked multiple times. Poverty, female foeticide, female infanticide, illiteracy, dowry and other factors can all contribute to trafficking. In this paper, the author will discuss Bride Trafficking in general, the reasons for it, the human rights violations that these trafficked brides face and the potential solutions to this illicit trade.

About the Author

N. K. Upadhyay
Galgotias University

Niteesh Kumar Upadhyay – Associate Professor of Law, School of Law

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For citations:

Upadhyay N.K. Bride Trafficking in India: Aspects, Causes and Potential Solutions. BRICS Law Journal. 2021;8(3):67-92.

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