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Feb 19, 2005

Do U Know - Child Commercial Sex Workers

In India,
•There are approximately 2 million children between the age of 5 and 15 years and about 3.3 million between 15 and 18 years in it.
•They form 40% of the total population in it
•80% of the children in it are found in the 5 metros
•71% of the children in it are illiterate
•500,000 children are forced to enter it every year
And its Commercial Sex Workers
from For the remaining data, my post, Read This Challenge

Other Links The busting of a group that used to kidnap children and push them into flesh trade in Agra has brought with it a shocking story. For over five years the girls were given hormonal injections on a regular basis to hasten their physical development. This was done to facilitate their sale to pimps and sex workers in Mumbai.

Discuss :
Punishment for keeping a brothelfirst conviction - rigorous imprisonment 1-3 years, upto Rs.2000 fine.2nd and subsequent conviction, 2-5 years, or upto Rs.1000 fine or both.If that victim is a child (less than 16) or a minor (16-18) prison 7-10 years
For living on earnings from prostitutionupto 2 years imprisionment or upto Rs.2000 fine.If due to child (age less than 16), 6-10 years imprisonment.
Procuring, inducing or taking person for the sake of prostitution 3-7 years and Rs.2000 fine.if against will of the person 7-14 years imprisonment. If a Child (less than 16 years) and against will, rigourous impriosonment 7-life.If a minor (16-18 years) and against will 7-14 years
This is what I gathered from Welcome other information or clarification. Is this punishment enough?

Social aspects
So what happens when these 5 lakh children who are forced into this every year when they grow up, would we prefer if they got rescued but never come across us? Will we react differently if a friend or a sibling decides to marry that person? When it comes to the marriage prospects of ourself or our near and dear, would we feel they carry a stigma? Perhaps we cant change the world, but surely we can change ourselves if we want to:)

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