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Established by the British during the heydays of colonial rule, the Bengali babu s selected this particular area for housing brothels due to its proximity to the Hooghly river.
By Bappa Majumdar 3 Min Read. Adults are usually given housing and job training. At least 20, women and girls are kidnapped and forced into prostitution in India every year, the government said.
Younger girls are usually helped to get back to their home village. Anjali is among hundreds of poor girls shifted to one of six new government-sponsored rescue centres across the state. Top News Updated.
This has been possible after the government formed an alliance last month with the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee DMSCan organisation founded in that now represents 65, sex workers in West Bengal. Prostitutes and groups working with them fear such a move would force the trade deeper into the shadows.
By Bappa Majumdar. DMSC focuses its rescue efforts on minors entering the trade and those who were deceived into ing it. A rehabilitated sex worker counts the multiplication table with her fingers during an education programme run by a non-government organisation "New Light" in the red light district of Kalighat in Kolkata January 4, They learn embroidery and sewing among other crafts.
In India, trafficking and profiting by selling a person for sex is illegal, but paying for sex with an adult prostitute is not.