Ss. 372 and 373 of the IPC.
Proposed Amendments by Government
Expressed concern on reported sale of young girls in the guise of marriage.
Suggested Amendments by NCW
Ss. 372 and 373 of the IPC prohibits 'sale, letting on hire or otherwise
disposing of a child or, as the case may be, buying, hiring or otherwise
obtaining possession of, such child. However, these two sections are confined
to transactions for specific purposes, i.e. for prostitution or illicit
intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose.
Consequential Amendments Suggested in other Statutes
Indian Penal Code
Amendment to s. 359 to make appropriate change in the definition of kidnapping.
Amendment of S.361 so as to remove the differentiation of age of male and
female child; to provide for definition of consent and to omit the exception.
General Suggestions and Remarks
The fact of sale of minor girls was brought to light recently by Ameena's case.