This regional study summarises a longer set of findings, which can be found in the Global Slavery Index: Asia and the Pacific Report. On any given day in , an estimated The region had the second highest prevalence of modern slavery in the world with 6. When considering forms of modern slavery, the Asia and Pacific region had a high prevalence of forced labour 4. The rate of forced marriage was two victims per 1, people.
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Slavery has existed all throughout Asia , and forms of slavery still exist today. The early Arab invaders of Sind in the 8th century, the armies of the Umayyad commander Muhammad bin Qasim , are reported to have enslaved tens of thousands of Indian prisoners, including both soldiers and civilians. This unusually low price made, according to Al-Utbi, "merchants [come] from distant cities to purchase them, so that the countries of Central Asia, Iraq and Khurasan were swelled with them, and the fair and the dark, the rich and the poor, mingled in one common slavery". Elliot and Dowson refers to "five hundred thousand slaves, beautiful men and women. Levi attributes this primarily to the vast human resources of India, compared to its neighbors to the north and west India's Mughal population being approximately 12 to 20 times that of Turan and Iran at the end of the 16th century.
Slavery in Asia
Published daily by the Lowy Institute. The seafood you bought from your local market could have been caught by a slave. A swarm of children race by. The disruption hardly ruffles a group of perhaps 10 young people sitting at a long table in this place known as Samut Sakhun, each with a laptop flipped up and phones in hands.
Slavery in India was an established institution in ancient India by the start of the common era, or likely earlier. Slavery in India escalated during the Muslim domination of northern India after the 11th-century, after Muslim rulers re-introduced slavery to the Indian subcontinent. Slavery in India continued through the 18th- and 19th-century.