An unsavoury fact: India tops global slavery index

  1. Context: The 2016 Global Slavery Index, released by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation
  2. India: Has the highest absolute numbers of people trapped in modern slavery with 18.35 million slaves among 1.3 billion population
  3. Modern slavery: It refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot leave because of threats, violence, coercion and abuse of power or deception
  4. Examples: Victims of forced labour, ranging from prostitution and begging

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