TO GO WITH India-crime-social-trafficking-children,FEATURE by Trudy Harris In this photograph taken on September 16, 2013, an alleged Indian human-trafficking victim sits at a police station after being rescued from a village in Karnal around 100 kms from New Delhi. In India, mostly women are trafficked or tricked into different forms of slavery ranging from domestic service to prostitution. Desperately poor parents also sell their children who are then forced into begging rackets and manual labour, according to other experts. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, some 38,000 children were kidnapped last year in India compared with 33,000 the year before. Child rights groups say the actual number is probably much higher. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

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