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Parinita Kumari is the founder of the ADITHI nonproft organisation, and Dilip Kumar is a 17-year-old survivor of labour trafficking. Both are members of Human Liberty Network which work to combat human trafficking in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Each day in India, a huge number of minor girls and boys fall into the vicious circle of human trafficking. In Bihar, a hotspot of trafficking, numerous victims are rescued regularly from brothels, red light areas, local dance groups, beauty parlours, dhabas or street food joints, car and scooter mechanic shops, confectionary shops and factories.
According to the latest report of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) 2020, one