Human trafficking in India: it's the caste system, people
Highly developed IT industry, nuclear weapon, and fast developing economy with rich culture and resources are what one think of, when he or she thinks of India in 21 century. Also, when reading articles on Bollywood stars traveling to Africa to fight against human trafficking, the readers are led to think that the victims are never Indian themselves, but those who are trafficked from its neighboring countries. Furthermore, the democracy in India is well established enough that Indians, including the Bollywood stars, have a great understanding of a person’s fundamental human rights.
Behind the fame of becoming the emerging tiger in Asia, India has ignored the sufferings and struggles of millions of people in low castes class. If you think that the country's economic prosperity is promising of democracy and better lives for all Indians, you are wrong. In fact, the people who are exploited as modern day slaves are the ones in low caste class. Because the caste system is so ingrained in the culture and history, many does not seem to care what is wrong with the way the lower caste class people are treated by the wealthy Indians. People outside of India are not familiar with such atrocity to the poor committed by the rich because they are only introduced to the culture of Indian based on their own perspective. For further reading, click here