Prostitution is a contentious issue in India. Although, prostitution (exchanging sex for the money) is not illegal, but the surrounding activities (operating brothels, pimping, soliciting sex etc. ) are illegal. In fact the worst part is usually that the people in India forget that in series of insulting this profession, they put a question mark on the life span of that person. . . of that girl who had possibly been just another victim of unexpected and unwanted assault of bad times. It really is being heard often, rather always from people that call girls are such as this, they are not good, it is not preferred for decent visitors to be friend with them or even to communicate with them though they forget that it is this crowd who exploits the helplessness of these girls. It is straightforward to find out from outside they are themselves indulging in these activities but nobody bothers to take charge to rebuild them. Once these innocent souls of 11 or 12 years are forced into the hell like brothels. . . a word called 'LIFE' goes away using their company ruined being and self respect.
In 2007, the Ministry of women and child development reported presence of 2. 8 million sex staff in India, with 35. 47 percent of these entering the trade before the age of 18 years. The number of prostitutes in addition has doubled in the recent decades. It itself is a proof of a very important factor that India's male dominated want this, do that. . that's the reason prostitution is augmenting at such a pace. Sonagachi in Kolkata, Kamathipura in Mumbai, G. B Road in New Delhi, Reshampura in Gwalior and Budhwar peth in Pune host a large number of sex workers. They are also called red light areas in the united states, where everyday a large number of girls are browbeaten. Ones who are considered to be so called lucky get freed from this cage because of intervention of police or NGOs but being rescued from a brothel is not always the end of the dark tunnel. Rather, maybe it's the start of a more traumatic life. Several sex workers rescued and repatriated show higher-levels of traumatic disorders than those residing in brothels, according with an all-India study. The study conducted by Swanchetan, an NGO, from October 2007 to March 2008, used the five-point Likert scale to map the relative intensity with which each victim experienced and demonstrated trauma. Human trafficking is against the law but prostitution is not. . . . the difference of which people rarely understand. Films made on the life of sex personnel or bar girls like Chameli, Chandni bar, Mandi show the true picture in our society where in fact the situation and their members of the family themselves do not think to make life of these girls a deal for the coffee lover. According to a Human Rights Watch report, Indian anti-trafficking laws are designed to combat commercialized vice; prostitution, as such, is not illegal. A sex worker can be punished for soliciting or seducing in public while clients can be punished for sex near to a public place, and the business puts the figure of sex workers in India to be around 15 million, with Mumbai alone being home to 1 hundred thousand sex workers, the most significant sex industry centre in Asia. Over the years, India has seen an evergrowing mandate to legalize prostitution, to avoid exploitation of sex staff and their children by middlemen and also in the wake of growing HIV/AIDS menace. Many NGOs are working towards it but still a considerable change is not brought in the lives of the girls or women. So the need of the hour is to enlighten ourselves, our spirit and our unconscious soul to rein in the chances of innocent girls getting exploited by the animals in disguise of men inside our society.