Accessing the Issues associated with the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956

Sukanya Subhadarshana and Seemon Snigdha Jena
KIIT School of Law, India

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

The research attempts to review the existing law about Human Trafficking in India and the major concerns present in the act which are not addressed by the government. Since the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was last amended in the year 1986, it lacks a lot of changes which are to be made for the act to fit in the present society. It also aims to highlight the problems in the act with the help of case laws as to ho the application of the act has somehow failed to grant the remedy. Some new techniques and measures are required in both short-term and long-term aspect to combat Human Trafficking. Like other countries where trafficking laws are much stricter than India, it must adopt such anti- trafficking laws to evade the Human Trafficking issue. The organs involved in the Criminal Justice system should work together to safeguard the country from Human Trafficking.

Keywords: Human Trafficking, Immoral Traffic, Prostitution, Brothel.