South Asia

IJM Mumbai and Local Police Rescue Girls Trafficked for Sex

MUMBAI, INDIA – This week, IJM Mumbai assisted local police to rescue two girls who had been trafficked and sold for sex. The suspected traffickers were arrested during the undercover operation.

The trafficking survivors were first taken to the police station, where an IJM social worker was able to provide support and reassure them they were now safe. The girls started to open up and share how they ended up in the hotel a few hours outside of Mumbai, trapped in an abusive nightmare.

IJM Mumbai and Local Police Rescue Girls in Back-to-Back Anti-Trafficking Operations

MUMBAI, INDIA – In back-to-back rescue operations this week, IJM helped local police to rescue several girls from their suspected traffickers.

First, IJM Mumbai received intelligence of a potential trafficking case: A mother was desperate to save her daughter, anxious that she had been trafficked to a town a few hours away. Although IJM had not worked in the particular region before, the team believed that the intelligence was strong enough – and that the risk to this young girl was great enough – to launch an immediate investigation.

Arjun's Family is Free, but the Battle for Justice Continues

BANGALORE, INDIA – Some IJM clients are nervous to go to court. Not Arjun. The young boy told IJM he wanted to go to court and tell the judge how the owner of the brick kiln where he once lived had beaten his parents. When his family was rescued from slavery three years ago, Arjun was just 8 – but he remembers clearly what his family faced, and he was ready for his voice to be heard.

Growing up in Slavery