Child trafficking: A crime against the asset of the nation
Kajal Tiwari, Dr. Anil Kumar Dixit
Trafficking in children is one of the worst abuses of human rights. Human trafficking is the third largest organized crime in the globe, but it is very difficult to estimate the scale of the phenomenon as trafficking is closely related to child labour, bonded labour, child marriage, kidnapping and abduction and prostitution even though these phenomena can exist also independent of trafficking. The purpose of this research paper is to know the lackness of the government to carry their responsibilities because they usually use the term ‘missing’ instead of ‘trafficking’. India has failed to comply with certain international standards to combat the crime. However, there are so many laws for human trafficking like The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956; The Indian Penal Code, 1860; The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act, 2015. There is Anti-Trafficking Bill which was proposed in the year 2016 as Cabinet approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 on 28th February, 2018, but it is yet to come into existence as a law. Currently there is no single law dealing with this heinous crime. This article highlights the need to develop a multidimensional approach and focuses attention on structural factors of child trafficking for recommending meaningful tactics to counter the social evil.