Punishment for employment of juvenile or child for begging (Section 24 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000)



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(ii) Whoever, having the actual charge of, or control over, a juvenile or the child abets the commission of the offence punishable under sub-section (1), shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may, extend to one year and shall also be liable to fine.

As per Section 2(b) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, ‘begging’ means;

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(i) soliciting or receiving alms in a public place or entering into any private premises for the purpose of soliciting or receiving alms, whether under any pretence;

(ii) exposing or exhibiting with the object of obtaining or extorting alms, any sore, wound, injury, deformity or disease, whether of himself or of any other person or of an animal.

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