Rights of Sex Workers in India: A Broader Picture

  • Kritika Mehendiratta
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  • Kritika Mehendiratta

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India.

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The aim of this article is to kernel the convoluted structure of the society which alienates the sex workers of India of their basic amenities, rights and privileges to which they ought to be entitled as per the principles of natural justice and humanity. The Indian Constitution in itself entitles individuals with dignity, the right to practice their profession and the right to equality. The stigmatization of sex work as a profession in India has made it repugnant for the communities indulged in such practices to prosper in society. The condescending nature of the approach obliterates their integration into a society which thereby deprives them of their basic rights. When society fails to develop, we expect the law to provide a sentinel to shield the marginalised from the atrocities. The beleaguered term of the realm where we have established a post-modern society is that at times, we fail to get backing from the law. It is the phase where we find ourselves to be hapless. Such is the case with sex workers working in India. Expounding to the latest developments, the post-modern democracy of India direly requires legitimacy of sex work as a profession and the sex workers working in India ought to be guaranteed dignity.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 4, Page 81 - 87

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113317

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