Prostitution & Its Legal Aspects

Bhagyashikha Saptarshi, Amity University, Lucknow, U.P.


Prostitution is one of the prominent issues of our country. The cases of human trafficking are increasing day by day and most of the times trafficking takes place for the purpose of carrying out prostitution. Women and children are compelled to engage in prostitution and if they refuse to do so they get threatened and their lives goes in peril. And once they enter into such work, they face criticism from the society which often leads them to end their lives. Also, it has been evident that the women who are engaged in sex works and are prone to sexual abuse and they are more likely to get into depression and commit suicide than those who are not sexually abused. This article deals with the issue of prostitution, rights of prostitutes, laws related and why it should get legalized and regulated by citing the status of prostitution in several other countries and in the last citing my opinion on the subject.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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