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Assam Child Rights Protection Body Terms Prostitution as "Business", Draws Rebuke

Assam Child Rights Protection Body Terms Prostitution as "Business", Draws Rebuke

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Silchar, February 22, 2020:

The Assam Commission for Protection of Child Rights (ASCPCR) has mentioned prostitution as a "business" in its official website while reporting about a visit to the Red Light area in Pan Patti in Silchar in Cachar, Assam.

The team of the Commission visited the red light area of Silchar recently, however there is no detailed "fact finding report" uploaded onto the official site.

Moreover, it is shocking and extremely "insensitive" how the child rights body mentioned prostitution as a "business", while it is one of the biggest threats for the children across the length and breadth of the nation.

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Prostitution, by and large, is an illegal activity in India, especially when it comes to children. Prostitution in India is a multi-billion dollar crime which is happening in a very organized way and reports point to the fact that India may have half a million children in brothels, more than any other country in the world. Many of the child sex workers in India are barely in their teens.

A concerned citizen of India, talking to Inside Northeast under condition of anonymity, said, "No children enter the prostitution trade on their free will. They are trafficked by the organized racket and being forced into prostitution. I request the commission to “business” suffixed to prostitution and put a detailed fact finding report of the visit instead."

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