Homecoming A report on repatriation of trafficked and smuggled children

Bhattacharya, Debraj and Sen, Roop (2005) Homecoming A report on repatriation of trafficked and smuggled children. [Publications (Pre-joining)]

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West Bengal and Bangladesh share a common porous border through which illegal migration and trafficking is common. When children (and adolescents) of Bangladeshi origin and nationality are apprehended on Indian territory or vice versa (though the latter is rarer than the former) a long and complicated process of sending them back ensues. This process is fraught with delays and imbroglios and very often, one finds children living in custodial care in the observation homes of West Bengal for years on end, awaiting their return back to their countries and homes. Many boys in conflict with law by virtue of being illegal immigrants escape the confines of the observation homes and end up on the streets, or even being trafficked, and/ or being criminalized and exploited. Many children never ever go back to their homes because their Bangladeshi nationality cannot be proven.

Item Type: Publications (Pre-joining)
Authors: Bhattacharya, Debraj and Sen, Roop
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Homecoming, Repatriation, Trafficked and smuggled children
Subjects: Social sciences > Law > Labor, social, education & cultural law
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4132
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