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Published in Social Development Issues 29 (3) 2007. A presentation based on this article was made at the Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, Lincoln, NE, October 10-12, 2013.
This article reviews the current research on domestic trafficking of children in India. Child trafficking in India is a highly visible reality. Children are being sold for sexual and labor exploitation, adoption, and organ harvesting. The article also analyzes the laws and interventions that provide protection and assistance to trafficked children. There is no comprehensive legislation that covers all forms of exploitation. Interventions programs tend to focus exclusively on sex trafficking and to give higher priority to rehabilitation than to prevention. Innovative projects are at a nascent stage.