Red light area across India: Prostitution is the oldest and unsatisfactory occupation in India. It is also one of the harsh realities of our society. While some girls are forced into prostitution, some girls choose to do this demeaning profession because they have nowhere else to go. Our country has some of the largest and famous red light areas where illegal prostitution and other criminal activities are carried out.
Here is a list of 7 Most Famous and oldest Red light area across India
1 Budhwar Peth, Pune
The third largest red in India with around 5000 commercial sex workers, Budhwar Peth in Pune is also a spot where individuals go shopping for gadgets, books, and impeccable knick-knacks. India’s richest Ganesh Temple, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple is also situated in this place.
2 Ganga Jamuna, Nagpur
Nagpur’s Ganga Jamuna area is one of the most notorious red light areas of Maharashtra. The brothels in Ganga Jamuna not only run flesh trade but also are majorly involved in criminal activities and smuggling.
3 Chaturbhujsthan, Muzaffarpur
It is one of the most seasoned red light regions of Bihar situated in the fourth most populated city in the state. This old temple area has existed side by side with brothels since ancient times and has seen more than thousand sex specialists.
4 Shonagachi, Kolkata
Asia’s largest red light area, Shonagachi is populated by more than 11,000 sex workers. Situated along the banks of the Ganges in North Kolkata, Shonagachi is one place in Kolkata with a very high crime rate.
5 Meergunj, Allahabad
Famous for illegal trafficking and forced prostitution, this red light district is the most notorious area in the city. There are four paths in the city which really go under the red light zone. It is a spot where minor country young ladies are purchased and sold.
6 G.B. Road, Delhi
G.B. Road or Garstin Bastion Road is known for the hundreds of brothels along the streets. There are markets for machinery and vehicle parts on the ground floors and kothas or brothels above them. These brothels are where girls and minors from the whole of India are sold.
7 Kamathipura, Mumbai
Being the second largest red light areas of Asia, this place is one of the most dangerous zones in the city where the crime rate never comes down. Earlier known as Kamathipura, this place is so much famous for its brothels that it’s now being called the Red Street of Bombay.