The draft of the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021 was put forth by the Central Government for public suggestion. It aims prevent and counter human trafficking, especially women and children, and support victims of such crimes. It proposes stringent punishment for offences that are identified as aggravated forms of trafficking.
The proposed legislation has provisions for protecting and rehabilitating victims of trafficking. It will provide legal, economic and social environment support for such victims while providing them with the needed justice. Its provisions will apply to cross-border trafficking as well.