Legal Status of Prostitution in India

  • Prashnanti Baruah and Chayanika Pathak
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  • Prashnanti Baruah

    LL.M student of J.B. Law College, Guwahati, India

  • Chayanika Pathak

    LL.M student of J.B. Law College, Guwahati, India

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Sex work has existed since the dawn of civilization and has been ingrained in Indian society since the inception of the institution of marriage. Lately, commercial sex work has become associated with instances of violence, discrimination, and exploitation. Sex workers is frequently regarded as taboo in Indian society, and insufficient attention has been devoted to its regulation. In this research paper, the researcher explores on the part whether prostitution in India is legalised or not. Both pre- and post-independence governments have enacted diverse measures concerning commercial sex work, alongside a plethora of literature discussing the potential legalization of this profession. While this research work also investigate the current scenario of the profession and the rights which are enjoyed by them, given under the constitution of India. Moreover, to limit the exploitation of the profession, the researcher also briefly explains the facts mentioned under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 950 - 955


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