19 Duped for organs
In 2008, a multicrore rupee organ scam hit the headlines. The media went into overdrive, splashing sordid stories of the labourers who were duped into donating kidneys. But we asked a different question: Is the country's Organ Transplant Act adequate? Following the incident, the government amended the Act to widen the donor pool and prescribe stringent punishment for commercial dealing in human organs. Unfortunately, many say, the law is not stringent enough.