Friday, 27 May, 2022
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Topic: Prostitution

What made Hindu and Muslim women take up prostitution? The British really wanted to know

In ‘Indian Sex Life’, Durba Mitra traces the colonial origins of modern thought and how women’s sexuality was seen as a space for state intervention.

Banned in 1988, this ‘religious’ practice still forces Telangana’s Dalit women into sex slavery

The rescue of a 25-yr-old woman last month has once again brought focus on a centuries-old practice that has morphed into a social evil whose victims suffer deeply.

Trafficking for prostitution is more heinous than drug trafficking: Orissa High Court

Orissa HC bench said there is a yawning gap between the law and its enforcement, which results in abysmally low conviction rates in trafficking cases.

Amsterdam to clean up sex-and-drugs tourism in post-virus reboot

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema has laid out a plan that strikes a better balance between visitors and locals in its city center.

There’s an economic and social case to decriminalising sex work

Supporters argue that when sex work is legalised, violence against women declines. But skeptics argue that prostitution erodes the moral fabric of society.

Drugs, prostitution, sexual assault: Gangnam is back but without much style

A fresh scandal to hit South Korea's K-Pop has drawn attention to an entrenched system of exploitation and sexual abuse in Gangnam.

Why sex workers are opposing a bill that aims to protect them

Sex worker groups say if the anti-trafficking bill becomes a law, they will likely face more harassment from the police and will lose business.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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