The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 has been enacted to provide for the prevention of immoral traffic in pursuance of the International Convention signed at New York on the 9th day of May, 1950. The Government of India has ratified the International Convention in 1950 for the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of others. Article 23 of the Convention prohibits traffic in human beings and any contravention of the prohibition is an offence punishable by law. Under Article 35 such a law has to be passed by the Parliament. The purpose of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 is to provide a uniform law throughout the country for the suppression of immoral traffic.