Prostitution or flesh trade is very common problem for any nation. On one hand, where people are compelled to enter this dark world due to their financial problems and others that are beyond their control, while on the other, many at their tender ages are forced to enter the red light zone by abduction, human trafficking and through other criminal activities. Listed below are 8 districts in this country that carries the ill-fated label of the largest red light areas across India:
Located in North Kolkata, Sonagachi carries the unfortunate tag of being the Asia’s largest red light area. In the meandering lanes of the heritage part of the city stands hundreds of single room to mulch-storied brothels that shelters more than 11,000 sex workers. The place got global recognition particularly when “Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids”, a documentary film about the life of the children of prostitutes here, grabbed the Academy Award for best documentary feature in 2005.