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India adopts the Swedish model

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well not yet, but there are plans to....

Needless to say that this will only mean corruption, bribes and blackmail in a country like India...

http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=136844

The Immoral Traffic Prevention Act (ITPA) criminalises most aspects of sex work by equating ’voluntary adult sex work’ with trafficking.

To make matters worse, the Central Government has proposed to amend the ITPA to punish the clients of sex workers. The logic behind the move is supposedly to prevent trafficking of people into sex work by reducing demand for sex work. There is enough evidence from numerous countries that criminalising clients of sex workers doesn’t help in combating trafficking but only pushes sex work underground making sex workers more vulnerable to violence and HIV infection. The Central Government is planning to go ahead with this in spite of protests from sex workers and human rights activists for the last few years

http://beacononline.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/brothels-in-fear-of-act-reforms/

Brothels in fear of act reforms

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well not yet, but there are plans to....

Needless to say that this will only mean corruption, bribes and blackmail in a country like India...

http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=136844

The Immoral Traffic Prevention Act (ITPA) criminalises most aspects of sex work by equating 'voluntary adult sex work' with trafficking.

To make matters worse, the Central Government has proposed to amend the ITPA to punish the clients of sex workers. The logic behind the move is supposedly to prevent trafficking of people into sex work by reducing demand for sex work. There is enough evidence from numerous countries that criminalising clients of sex workers doesn't help in combating trafficking but only pushes sex work underground making sex workers more vulnerable to violence and HIV infection. The Central Government is planning to go ahead with this in spite of protests from sex workers and human rights activists for the last few years

http://beacononline.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/brothels-in-fear-of-act-reforms/

Brothels in fear of act reforms

Some pretty harrowing stuff here in the treatment of WGs

by society :confused:

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India's Supreme Court for legal prostitution

11/12/2009 02:09:00

India's Supreme Court suggested legalising prostitution as a solution to the rampant sex trade that has flourished despite a raft of laws, a report said yesterday.

"When you say it is the world's oldest profession and when you are not able to curb it by laws, why don't you legalise it?" the Press Trust of India quoted the court as telling the country's solicitor general, without citing a particular judge.

Prostitution is illegal in India but police often turn a blind eye to the trade.

There are around 1.2 million sex workers in the country, according to the National AIDS Control Organisation, many of whom have been pressing for full legalisation for years.

Last year sex workers were granted rights to collect life insurance and they have also been fighting for protection under India's labour laws.

In July, the Delhi High Court decriminalised gay sex, a move rights activists said would help India combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and encourage those affected by it to come forward and seek treatment and information.

The Indian government estimates that between two million and 3.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.

The spread of the illness has been in part due to unsafe sexual practices among India's long-distance truckers who contract the virus after sex with prostitutes.

The court, presided over by a bench of two judges, said no legislation anywhere in the world had successfully managed to stop the sex trade, and legalising it would allow authorities to "monitor the trade, rehabilitate and provide medical aid to those involved".

PTI said solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam would consider the court's proposal.

http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo/asia-pacific/6858-Indias-Supreme-Court-for-legal-prostitution.html

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