Friday, Oct 07, 2022

Sex Workers

SC Raps West Bengal For Not Filing Status Report On Providing Dry Rations To Sex Workers

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai said that with spurt in coronavirus cases the matter needs utmost attention as the issue is of survival while the state government was taking the issue lightly.

Justice At Last For Sex Workers?

Dec 19, 2021 Trisha Mukherjee

The Supreme Court issued an order on December 14 directing the states and union territories to start the process of of issuing identity proofs for sex workers. How easy will be to implement?

Delhi Commission For Women Issues Notice To Delhi Police Seeking Arrest Of Those Who Forced Assamese Woman Into Prostitution

The survivor informed the panel that the two accused were running an organised racket with a nexus of clients, brokers and more than 10 women being forced into commercial sexual exploitation.

Sex Workers Vs Civilians In Nagpur Over Barricading Red Light Area

Aug 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Timely intervention by the police prevented a potential clash.

Sex Workers Stage Protest Against Police In Nagpur Over Sealing Red-Light Area

The Ganga Jamuna area was sealed on the order issued by the city police commissioner after several residents complained about open solicitation by commercial sex workers (CSWs) and other illegal activities.

13 October, 2020

NHRC Lists Sex Workers As 'Women At Work'; Significant Step, Say Activists

Preetha Nair

The National Network of Sex Workers described this as a milestone in the fight for rights of sex workers in the country.

08 July, 2020

Facing Backlash, Yale To Review Study Recommending Closure Of Red-light Areas To Curb Covid

Preetha Nair

Experts and activists say that the study, which was not peer-reviewed, is being used by the police to harass sex workers in various cities.

02 July, 2020

Former Israeli Athlete Svetlana Gnezdilov And Sleazy Details Of Running A Prostitution Ring

Outlook Web Bureau

Svetlana Gnezdilov, who holds the national record in the heptathlon, was accused of running a network of brothels under the guise of massage parlors

07 May, 2019

Over 10 Chinese Nationals Arrested For Illegally Marrying, Forcing Pakistani Girls Into Prostitution

Outlook Web Bureau

The FIA swung into action following reports of Chinese nationals being involved in organ trade and forced prostitution of Pakistani girls, mostly from the minority Christian community, after marrying them and taking them back to China.

08 March, 2019

Don't Stereotype Us, Don't Show Us As 'Use And Throw' Objects: Women Sex Workers Urge Indian Filmmakers

Outlook Web Bureau

Social activist and lawyer Aarthi Pai says mainstream cinema has done a lot of damage to "the identity of sex workers".

23 December, 2018

Morari Bapu Kicks Row After Narrating Ram Katha To Sex Workers In Ayodhya

Outlook Web Bureau

Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the 'pious town of Ayodhya'.


05 July, 2018

Sex Racket Busted In Gurgaon

Outlook Web Bureau

15 people, including 5 foreigners were arrested from a spa centre in Gurgaon.

11 April, 2018

Two Sex Workers Fall To Their Deaths Trying To Escape Police Raid In Mumbai

Outlook Web Bureau

As the police team arrived to conduct "checking", a person on the ground floor alerted others which led to panic among sex workers who were on the upper floors, said the official.

13 December, 2017

Condom Ad Ban Sends Signal There Is Something Wrong With Promoting It: Poonam Muttreja

Pragya Singh

The government has blocked condom ads from TV during “adult” hours, raising demands for even a complete ban on them.

13 December, 2017

'You Haven't Shown Remorse For The Girl': Judge Sends Indian Student To Jail For Hiring Underage Sex Worker In Singapore

Outlook Web Bureau

Hari Kumar Anpalagan, 25, was found guilty of having sex with the girl, who had admitted she was 14-year-old and was providing services in exchange for cash

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

Outlook Latest Issue

Subscribe Now
Short Story

‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz