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Sex Workers

Sex Workers Vs Civilians In Nagpur Over Barricading Red Light Area

Aug 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Timely intervention by the police prevented a potential clash.

Sex Workers Stage Protest Against Police In Nagpur Over Sealing Red-Light Area

Aug 15, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Ganga Jamuna area was sealed on the order issued by the city police commissioner after several residents complained about open solicitation by commercial sex workers (CSWs) and other illegal activities.

NHRC Lists Sex Workers As 'Women At Work'; Significant Step, Say Activists

The National Network of Sex Workers described this as a milestone in the fight for rights of sex workers in the country.

Facing Backlash, Yale To Review Study Recommending Closure Of Red-light Areas To Curb Covid

Jul 08, 2020 Preetha Nair

Experts and activists say that the study, which was not peer-reviewed, is being used by the police to harass sex workers in various cities.

Former Israeli Athlete Svetlana Gnezdilov And Sleazy Details Of Running A Prostitution Ring

Svetlana Gnezdilov, who holds the national record in the heptathlon, was accused of running a network of brothels under the guise of massage parlors

07 May, 2019

Over 10 Chinese Nationals Arrested For Illegally Marrying, Forcing Pakistani Girls Into Prostitution

Outlook Web Bureau

The FIA swung into action following reports of Chinese nationals being involved in organ trade and forced prostitution of Pakistani girls, mostly from the minority Christian community, after marrying them and taking them back to China.

08 March, 2019

Don't Stereotype Us, Don't Show Us As 'Use And Throw' Objects: Women Sex Workers Urge Indian Filmmakers

Outlook Web Bureau

Social activist and lawyer Aarthi Pai says mainstream cinema has done a lot of damage to "the identity of sex workers".

23 December, 2018

Morari Bapu Kicks Row After Narrating Ram Katha To Sex Workers In Ayodhya

Outlook Web Bureau

Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the 'pious town of Ayodhya'.

05 July, 2018

Sex Racket Busted In Gurgaon

Outlook Web Bureau

15 people, including 5 foreigners were arrested from a spa centre in Gurgaon.

11 April, 2018

Two Sex Workers Fall To Their Deaths Trying To Escape Police Raid In Mumbai

Outlook Web Bureau

As the police team arrived to conduct "checking", a person on the ground floor alerted others which led to panic among sex workers who were on the upper floors, said the official.

13 December, 2017

Condom Ad Ban Sends Signal There Is Something Wrong With Promoting It: Poonam Muttreja

Pragya Singh

The government has blocked condom ads from TV during “adult” hours, raising demands for even a complete ban on them.


13 December, 2017

'You Haven't Shown Remorse For The Girl': Judge Sends Indian Student To Jail For Hiring Underage Sex Worker In Singapore

Outlook Web Bureau

Hari Kumar Anpalagan, 25, was found guilty of having sex with the girl, who had admitted she was 14-year-old and was providing services in exchange for cash

Photo Gallery

An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.

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Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.

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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.

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An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.

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