Indian sex workers vent fury over law they fear will promote harassment

Indian sex workers vent fury over law they fear will promote harassment

Legislation designed to protect trafficking victims ignores workers who enter sex trade voluntarily, critics warn

Sex workers in New Delhi’s red light district have reacted with fury to new anti-trafficking legislation that they believe will penalise them.

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) bill, which is set to become law after being passed last month by parliament, seeks to prevent, rescue and rehabilitate people who have been trafficked.

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