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PROSTITUTION LEGAL OR ILLEGAL ?

Prostitution is Illegal or legal ? well Basically Indian law doesn’t allow prostitution the law is vague and ambiguous when it comes to prostitution. As there is no specific law due to which sex workers are exploited by the pimps and the owners because they have nowhere to go. And unfortunately once the women is involved in such activities she is not accepted back in the society or family , and due to which they continue doing the same under social pressure.

PROSTITUTION IS BASICALLY MEANS THE PRACTICE OF SEXUAL SERVICE IN EXCHANGE OF PAYMENT

  • THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHICH CAN RESULT IN INCREASING NUMBER OF SEX WORKERS IN INDIA.
  1. POVERTY
  2. LACK OF EDUCATION
  3. BREAKDOWN OF MARRIAGE
  4. HUMAN TRAFFICKING
  5. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
  6. PERSONAL TRAGEDIES  

LEGALITY

Prostitution is itself is not illegal but developing this profession is illegal. So the individual can profess this trade but he cannot solicit in client in public.

  1. According to Immoral Traffic (suppression ) act, 1956

Prostitution is illegal in India, while a woman can use her body in private for a commercial purpose- male sex workers re not recognized by the law

 2.  She can be punished for soliciting business or seducing clients in public running brothels, pimping and prostitution rings- is ILLEGAL. The clients can be punished for the same.

3. Police can also file case under SECTION – 8 OF ITPA ACT as if she is using her residence to entertain customers even if she may not advertising her contact details in newspapers or magazines .

4. The primary law dealing with the status of sex workers is the 1956 law refereed to as the IMMORAL TRAFFIC SUPPRESSION ACT. According to this law , prostitutes can practice their trade privately but cannot solicit customers in public.

5. In particular the law forbid a sex worker to carry on her profession within 200 yards of a public place. Unlike as is the case with other professions, sex workers are not protected under normal labor laws.

6.  If a person residing or passing by such public place or to offend against public decency, for the purpose of prostitution shall be punishable on the first conviction with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months, or fine of rs 500 or which may extend to 1 year and also with fine of rs 500

CONCLUSION

Our legal system still has not completely make the prostitution completely illegal , the sex workers are not protected under normal labor laws, but they posses the right to rescue and rehabilitation if they desire and posses all the rights of other citizens

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