Trafficking of Women and Children

The Government is taking measures to combat trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation in the country. The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 supplemented by the Indian Penal Code prohibits trafficking in human beings, including children and lays down penalties for trafficking. A Comprehensive Advisory on Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in India has been issued on 09.09.2009 by the Government of India to all States/Union Territories. Further, the Ministry has been implementing the “Ujjawala” Scheme, under which financial assistance is being provided for prevention of trafficking and for rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. Trainings are organized for civil society organizations as well for sensitization of law enforcement agencies.

 The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) does not maintain district–wise data on trafficking of women and children. However, the latest available State–wise data on   the number of cases registered under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, from 2007-2010, is given as under This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development in a written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today.

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