The Supreme Court has set important sex work guidelines. According to the hon’ble Supreme Court, prostitution is legal in India now. Sex workers have long demanded that everyone should treat them with decency. This is according to the country’s top court, which issued a statement on Thursday (May 27).
Prostitution is a profession, just like any other. Under the legislation of the land, sex workers are have the right to equal status and protection.
Six guidelines that released today by a three-judge panel led by Justice L Nageswara Rao. “Sex workers also have the right to equal protection and dignity in the eyes of the law.” – The bench stated in the instructions. A sex worker is an adult who works with the agreement of others. The police will not be able to meddle unduly in this case. Every citizen of the country has the right to a dignified existence under Article 21 of the Constitution.”
During a police operation in Sex Palli, the Supreme Court declares that sex workers shall not be arrested or harassed.
Because sex is not prohibited, it is suggested that brothels shouldn’t be prohibited. A sex worker’s child shall not separate from his or her mother. The court states that simply because a youngster is living with sex workers does not mean the child is a victim of trafficking.
Prostitution is legal in India after so a lot of struggle.
In particular, the Court ordered that, in accordance with Section 357C of the Code of Criminal Procedure, any sex worker who is a victim of sexual assault should have all services accessible to a survivor of sexual assault, including prompt medical care (CrPC).
The Court further ordered the Press Council of India to urge the media to exercise extreme caution as Prostitution is legal in Ind. Moreover, be careful in not revealing the identity of sex workers or engaging in voyeurism during arrest/raid/rescue operations. Moreover, not publish or broadcast their photographs, particularly on television.
In a case involving the rehabilitation and rights of sex workers, a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai, and AS Bopanna issued the order.
Also read: People call out startup founder for his arrogance.
Moreover, the court ordered that when reporting rescue operations, the media should not post their images or identify their identities. Additionally, if the media publishes pictures, the charge of voyeurism under Section 354C of the Indian Penal Code should prosecute.
Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!