Published On: Fri, Feb 27th, 2015

No question of legalising prostitution, says Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi: There is no proposal to legalise prostitution in the country, Government today informed Parliament.

Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi

Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi

“No, it does not arise,” Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said in a written reply in Lok Sabha to a question in this regard.

She, however, said they have implemented a comprehensive scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue as well as rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of sexual exploitation.

To a separate question, she said 69 complaints of sexual abuse and other irregularities in child care institutions were received by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights between 2011-12 to 2014-15.

Uttar Pradesh alone reported 12 complaints and eight complaints were from Delhi and Haryana.

PTI

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