PROSTITUTION IN INDIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Keywords:Prostitution, Article 21, UDHR, CDEDAW
Prostitution is defined as providing sex services for a fee. It encompasses not only sex gratification but also related activities such as customer solicitation, brothel management, pimping or dealing with prostitutes, sex trafficking, and other activities that aid in the growth of the sex industry. It took the path of devotion in India. Prostitution is a severe social problem in India, and its remedy has proven challenging, despite the fact that it is an ever-present issue. Prostitution, like other forms of violence perpetrated by males against women, is a gender-specific phenomena, with the vast majority of victims being girls and women and the offenders always being men. The Devadasi system existed in the past, and it was common practise among Hindus to donate their female child for the purpose of dancing at temples and worshipping God. However, as feudalism faded, these so-called Devadasis lost their guardians and were mistreated by temple priests. This practise flourished during the British era, when outsiders curtailed traditional textile industries, armament, and other industries, forcing these populations to turn to prostitution for a living. Prostitution is not explicitly banned in India, but it is considered unethical by the courts, and certain acts that facilitate prostitution are also considered unlawful. This research paper will critically analyze that Prostitution in India should be Legalize or not.