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NGOs move SC, oppose legalisation of prostitution

Four NGOs today approached the Supreme Court opposing any move to legalize prostitution in the country.



New Delhi: Four NGOs today approached the Supreme Court opposing any move to legalize prostitution in the country.

Far from regulating the profession, it would only lead to proliferation of the trade, the NGOs submitted citing various research reports in their joint intervention application filed before a bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and AK Patnaik.

Citing the instance of Netherlands where prostitition is legal, the NGOs Prajwala, Guria, Sanlaap and Saarthak, through counsel Aparna Bhat, said the country recorded a 300 per cent increase in prostitution between 1996 and 2001.
Victoria state in Australia also recorded a 300 per cent increase in prostitution after it was legalised there in 1999, it said.

PTI

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