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Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 - The "child" under ITPA means a person who has not completed the age of sixteen years and "prostitution" means the sexual exploitation or abuse

of persons for commercial purposes.

Section 3 : Stringent action and punishment for keeping a brothel or allowing premises to be used as a brothel

Section 4 : Living on the earnings of prostitution

Section 5 : Procuring, inducing or taking a person for the sake of prostitution

Section 6 : If any person is found with a child in a brothel it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that he has committed an offence of detaining a person in premises where prostitution is carried on. The punishment consists of imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than 7 years

Section 21 : Establishment of protective homes by the State Government

ITPA Amendment Bill, 2006 -

Section 2 : Change the definition of child from 16- to 18-year-old

Section 3 : Enhance the punishment for a person who keeps or manages or acts or assists in keeping or managing of a brothel

New Section 5 : Define the offence of "Trafficking in Persons", to provide punishment for the said offence and also to provide punishment for a person who visits or is found in a brothel for the purpose of sexual exploitation

Section 6 : Enhance the punishment provided for the offence of detaining a person on a premises where prostitution is carried on

Section 8 : Omission of

Section 22 : Make provision for in camera proceedings to protect the privacy and dignity of the victims

Confiscation of the property of the persons involved in the offence of trafficking in persons.


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