An Analytical Study in Legality of Sex Workers in India

  • Revathi Sri P.
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  • Revathi Sri P.

    Student at Sastra Deemed University, India

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Sex work is frequently associated with ideas of compulsion, poverty, misery, and a lack of agency; nevertheless, research reveals that sex work in India is more diversified than these common representations. Prostitution, which is simply a sex trade, is a common occurrence in India; yet, we in acculturated society don't dither to prevent the legal presence from claiming this profession; in fact, the vast majority of us are unwilling to give it legal standing. Regardless of the fact that the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has signalled in many judgements that this calling should be legalised in India. Currently, our country's main issue is a massive increase in the number of assaults, and legalising prostitution would be a step forward in combating assault. Aside from that, legalising prostitution will help to reduce the number of occurrences of child trafficking. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 states that “All men are born free and are equally entitled to have their basic human rights.” This paper analyses the People thought about the legalisation of sex work in India. From the conception of marriage, sex work has been in Indian society and is as old as civilisation itself. Sex work is now often associated with violence, prejudice, and exploitation. No matter if it is legal or illegal, prostitution will always exist. So, it is preferable to confront the issue at hand and perhaps come up with solutions to the issues that women and children involved in prostitution suffer.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1304 - 1316


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