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Child Trafficking.




The Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956.

Punishment:

1. Procuration of minor girl. (Section 366A).

Whoever, by any means whatsoever, induces any minor girl under the age of eighteen years to go from any place or to do any act with intent that such girl may be, or knowing that it is likely that she will be, forced or seduced to illicit intercourse with another person shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

2. Importation of girl from foreign country. (Section 366B).

Whoever imports into India from any country outside India or from the state of Jammu and Kashmir any girl under the age of twenty-one years with intent that she may be, or knowing it to be likely that she will be, forced or seduced to illicit intercourse with another person, shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

3. Selling minor for purpose of prostitution, etc. (Section 372, The Indian Penal Code, 1860).

Whoever sells, lets to hire, or otherwise disposes of any person under the age of eighteen years with intent that such person shall at any age be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any age be employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

4. Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc. (Section 373, The Indian Penal Code, 1860).

Whoever buys, hires or otherwise obtains possession of any person under the age of eighteen years with intent that such person shall act any age be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any age be employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.