The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were nearly 8 million people living in “modern slavery” in India.
The report said, there were 6.1 victims for every thousand people. Among 167 countries, India ranked 53 with North Korea at the top of the list with 104.6 per 1,000 and Japan registering the lowest prevalence rate of 0.3 per 1,000.
A women working in a slum in one of the richest cities of India (Photo/ Qazi Shibli)
India topped the list on prevalence, in absolute numbers
The Officials in the Indian Government have rejected the report and questioned the definition adopted for the research and also the sample size for interviews and questions posed to those surveyed.
Child Labour/ (A Boy sells Cigarettes in New Delhi- the capital of India (Photo/ Qazi Shibli)
The estimation data were drawn from 54 surveys conducted in 48 countries which included a module on Modern Slavery, with a total sample of 71,158 individual interviews