They are fleeing their troubled homelands, but what awaits the Rohingya refugees? Human traffickers. They are on a drive to ensnare the young and vulnerable and sell them off for 20,000 (single) and 15,000 (married) INR in India.
In today’s world, technology is power, which can be harnessed for good as well as illegal activities. Present day trafficking is technologically advanced, and hence it calls for weapons that are powered by tech to combat it.
We are living in a data-driven world. Our daily activities, like taking a ride in an Uber, surfing the net, social media interactions, gaming, etc. all contribute to data pools. Data is a valuable asset for businesses and companies are going the extra mile to have a robust team of big data experts.
This year, Andhra Pradesh issued a GO to criminalize buying of sex – it’s the first Indian state to explore beyond the conventional horizons of human trafficking punishment. This means once the law is set into motion, anyone who buys sex from the sex workers will face criminal charges and imprisonment.