Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rocky record on human rights in India

Probe ordered against Pune orphanage-India-The Times of India:
"Indian children are 'popular' for inter-country adoption. The US tops the list of overseas adoptions from India with 945 Indian children having found homes in that country over the past three years.

Italy comes next with 419 Indian children being adopted in the past three years. Spain follows with 301 adoptions and Denmark with 194."

This story, which also reports that a documentary film aired on Indian television this week shows an orphanage director in Pune quoting a price of $7,000 for an orphan, appeared on the same day as the announcement that India for the fourth straight year had been placed on the US State Department's watch list for human trafficking.


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