Child Trafficking and Its Legal Implications in India

  • Nandinee Singh
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  • Nandinee Singh

    Student at Amity Law School, Noida, India

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According the Indian law the person who is under the age of eighteen years is a Child. Any kind of exploitation of these children is an offense. The act of illegally transporting, buying or selling the children for commercial use is called CHILD TRAFFICKING. It is recognised as a huge crime worldwide. These children basically step into this world because of poverty, broken families or lack of education. Families who are suffering from poverty send their children to different cities or countries with the traffickers in the promise of daily wages. Among all the South Asian countries, India is one of the countries where child trafficking is increasing the fastest. Children are stolen from malls, parks or even their houses. Innumerable children are trafficked across the borders from India for sexual or forced slavery. The major reason of child trafficking in India is poverty, illiteracy, cultural or social issues. Child trafficking violates the basic human rights of children. There are torturous sexual abuses with young girls. The level of this crime is so vast that it can’t be traced easily. There is requirement of proper evidences to impose legal actions otherwise no one can get to know about this human trading crime. The aftermaths of child trafficking are very scandalizing. The children suffer from physical as well as psychological problems. They lose the feeling of self worth and find it very difficult to cope up with the society. Many NGOs in India work for the victims and help them to get over this appalling incident. India has some laws against these criminal activities for the protection of children. Government and non-government organizations can do a lot of work to stop this gravest offense. The paper is written to highlight the problems and aftermaths of child trafficking in India including the basic laws.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2270 - 2280


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