What is selling minor for the purpose of prostitution etc? What is buying minor for the purpose of prostitution? What is the punishment under Section 372 and 373 of Indian Penal Code 1860.

Selling minor for the purpose of prostitution, buying minor for the purpose of prostitution and punishment for these crime under Indian Penal Code is defined under Section 372 and 373 of Indian Penal Code 1860. Provisions under these sections are:

Section 372 of Indian Penal Code. "Selling minor for purposes of prostitution, etc"

 

Whoever sells, lets to hire, or otherwise disposes of any [person under the age of eighteen years with intent that such person shall at any age be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any age be] employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall be liable to fine.

[Explanation I- When a female under the age of eighteen years is sold, let for hire, or otherwise disposed of to a prostitute or to any person who keeps or manages a brothel, the person so disposing of such female shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have disposed of her with the intent that she shall be used for the purpose of prostitution.

Explanation II-For the purposes of this section 'illicit intercourse" means sexual intercourse between persons not united by marriage or by any union or tie which, though not amounting to a marriage, is recognised by the personal law or custom of the community to which they belong or, where they belong to different communities, of both such communities, as constituting between them a quasi-marital relation.]

Section 373 of Indian Penal Code. "Buying minor for purposes of prostitution, etc"

Whoever buys, hires or otherwise obtains possession of any [person under the age of eighteen years with intent that such person shall at any age be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, of knowing it to be likely that such person will at any age be] employed or used for any purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
 

[Explanation I-Any prostitute or any person keeping or managing a brothel, who buys, hires or otherwise obtains possession of a female under the age of eighteen years shall, until the contrary is proved, be presumed to have obtained possession of such female with the intent that she shall be used for the purpose of prostitution.

Explanation II- "Illicit intercourse" has the same meaning as in section 372.]

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Section 372 and 373 of Indian Penal Code 1860 - What is selling minor for the purpose of prostitution etc? What is buying minor for the purpose of prostitution? What is the punishment?

 

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