Why India Needs to Legalize Sex Work: An Extensive Study of Its Benefits

  • Yugandhara Sunil Dhole
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  • Yugandhara Sunil Dhole

    Advocate in India

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Abstract

Sex work is nothing but providing intimate pleasure in exchange of money. Over the years sex workers have experienced downtrodden life. Sex workers are vulnerable to exploitation, harassment, atrocities etc. sex workers deserves equal protection of law. Indian law on sex work is vague, unclear and complex therefore India needs to work on unblocking the ambiguity perhaps by legalize it. Many support its decriminalization however it may not serve the purpose. The purpose of this research paper is to ascertain the probable impact of legalizing sex work in India. Researcher has adopted doctrinal method to make intensive analysis. It is important to work on this sensitive issue because in the absence of clear law, sex workers shall be exploited by police officers, agents, masters and violent customers. Owing to the partial legality and ambiguity in determining status, it becomes difficult to extend protection to sex workers. To overcome these issues India must legalize sex work immediately.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 572 - 588

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111932

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