No proposal to legalise prostitution: Govt

There is no proposal to legalise prostitution in the country, Government on Friday informed Parliament.

PTI| Updated: Feb 27, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

New Delhi: There is no proposal to legalise prostitution in the country, Government on Friday informed Parliament.

"No, it does not arise," Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said in a written reply in Lok Sabha to a question in this regard.

She, however, said they have implemented a comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue as well as rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of sexual exploitation.

To a separate question, she said 69 complaints of sexual abuse and other irregularities in child care institutions were received by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights between 2011-12 to 2014-15.

Uttar Pradesh alone reported 12 complaints and eight complaints were from Delhi and Haryana.