The Supreme Court of India made a historic verdict by stating that ‘Prostitution is a profession and all sex workers are entitled to dignity and equal protection under the law. Moreover, the top court has also directed police officials not to take action against consenting sex workers.’
Prostitute must lead a life of dignity and equal protection
As per reports, the court has also directed Police officials to not take measures against intercourse if consenting with prostitutes. The country is among the top five countries of the world in terms of prostitution. The verdict was made by Justice L Nageswara Rao. The verdict also highlights the voluntary sex work performed by the prostitutes as not illegal.
A plea was also heard by the Court that deprived the sex workers to work during the Pandemic era.
According to the reports of India Today, the laws must be put in place based on age and consent between the two individuals. Similarly, if any individual tries to indulge in any activity without the consent then police action must be taken. In addition, the court also stated that no child of a prostitute must be separated on the grounds of their mother being involved in sex trade.