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Monday, 30 May 2016

Draft Anti-Human Trafficking Bill 2016 to be released

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi will present the draft Anti-Human Trafficking Bill 2016. 
The bill proposes that usage of narcotic drugs or alcohol, for the purpose of trafficking can be imprisoned up to 7 years with a fine of 1 lakh rupees at least. 

Similarly, the draft Bill states that whoever administers any chemical substance to a trafficked woman or a girl child can face a jail term up to 3 years and will have to pay a fine amounting to at least one lakh.

The Bill also plans to come down heavily on repeat offenders and those trafficking minors with their existing sentence being doubled to 14 years. Under the Draft Bill, special courts will be set up and special prosecutors will be appointed for speedy trials of offenses under this act.

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