Rights of the youngsters of intercourse employees

Rights of the Children of Sex Workers, written by Rashmi Maruvada, a student at Damodaram Sanjeevaya National Law University Vishakapatnam

Gaurav Jain v Union Of India & Ors on July 9, 1997


This case is a public interest litigation by a nonprofit attorney regarding the rights of the children of sex workers.


Gaurav Jain, a nonprofit attorney, filed public interest litigation on behalf of the sex workers with the Supreme Court. Its aim has been to provide separate schools for children of prostitutes as they are deprived of adequate education and rehabilitation and are prone to commercial exploitation and physical and sexual abuse. He prayed that separate hostels would be provided for these children so that they would not be caught in the environment of abuse and given the opportunity to learn and grow with the other children in society, and their childhoods would be protected. You have the right to free citizenship and dignity like any other person and should also be protected from the meat trade.
The court issued a ruling on November 15, 1989 that they should be allowed to mingle with other children in mainstream society rather than providing them with separate hostels. Instead of having the petition, a committee composed of S / Shri VC Mahaja, RK Jain, Senior Advocates, and others including MN Shroff, Advocate, was convened to present its report on appropriate action.


The main question that arose was what rights do the children of fallen women have, the modules to separate them from their mothers and others, to give them protection, care and rehabilitation in mainstream national life. And as one facet of what should be the scheme to be developed to eradicate prostitution


It was found that there are constitutional provisions such as Article 23 and also laws such as the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act of 1956 to prevent prostitution. State governments must take appropriate measures to irradiate prostitution and also rehabilitate the women and children who fall into such traps.
This judgment would do justice to these children, as they would not be deprived of their basic rights such as the right to education, health and, above all, their right to a dignified life.

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