SURAT: The only red light area of Gujarat may have to close shop. Almost 600 commercial sex workers at Variyavi bazaar, better known as Chakla Bazaar, are being driven out by landlords.
Which is the biggest redlight area in India?
SonagachiSonagachi is a red-light neighbourhood in Kolkata, India, located in North Kolkata near the intersection of Jatindra Mohan Avenue (north of C.R. Sonagachi is the largest red-light district in Asia with several hundred multi-storey brothels and an estimated 7,000 sex workers (2020) contained within the area.More items
Is red street legal in India?
Prostitution per se is legal in India but it is caught in a web of laws that makes sex workers vulnerable to police action in red-light districts, where they ply their trade on streets or in dingy brothels. The majority of Indias estimated 1.2 million prostitutes are forced into the trade by crushing poverty.