Is Mumbai a Sex Free City? Where Sex is solicited in Mumbai?

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Mumbai is in all ways a mega city driven by Glamour Wealth and Fame.
The city is a compact mix of traditional and modern. A lively and varied the waterfront city that boasts of a vibrant and cosmopolitan identity. Few cities in the world leave visitors with such vivid impressions, whether it’s the glitz and glamour of ‘Bollywood’, the spectacular array of Victorian buildings, the seaside rendezvous on Juhu Beach, or the maze of alleyways and streets of Mumbai.

Prostitution is a oldest profession. It is a general misconception that prostitution in India is illegal, rather prostitution is legal.

In a major cosmopolitan city like Mumbai, sex is freely solicited. Besides brothels residential places even in Star Hotels too prostitution is solicited.

Struck by global slowdown, falling incomes and rising extortion rates, sex workers in Mumbai’s Kamathipura, country’s biggest red light area, are even devising coping mechanisms.

Apart from SoBo and or Central Mumbai flesh trade flourishes in suburbs like Andheri, Kandivali, Malad, Mira Road in western suburbs, Ghatkopar, Bhiwandi, Wadala, Vashi in Navi Mumbai are all emerging as new hubs for commercial sex workers

Now most of the sex workers have moved from Mumbai ‘s renowned red light area Kamathipura to solicit sex independently not to forget Street Prostitution.

There are some sex workers who are spreading their wings across the City of Dreams to solicit sex. Some have drifted to Dance Bars where they feel to earn more than what that used to earn in Red Light area or on the Street. Most of the Dance Bars are into flesh trade and in the name of Dance Bar indulge in prostitution.

Now even Wellness centres, Indian spas have emerged as Sex Dens. In the guise of Spa, the owners are into prostitution.
This is despite a 2019 high court order, that the spas continue to be branded as ‘a front for prostitution’.

Amid Covid-19 pandemic lockdown the sex traders found it extremely difficult to carry on in their business. But now after lift of restrictions the quantum of floating sex workers has shot up, more so in residential areas in western suburbs like Andheri and Goregaon west.

Moreover a large section of women have moved to virtual platforms to operate.

Notably, now Kamathipura remains the El Dorado for sex workers from other parts of the country after the local sex workers moved to Dance Bars Hotels and into residential places to solicit sex.

Street Prostitution is majorily outside CST railway station, Marine Drive near Nariman Point, Girgaum Chowpatty, Grant Road near Congress Bhawan, Dadar Shivaji Park Chowpatty, Nerul Navi Mumbai.

News Edit: K.V.Raman

 

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