Delhi: Summons issued to 125 brothel owners in GB Road
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) served summons to 125 brothel owners in GB Road, the infamous red light area, regarding their closure. They were asked to appear between 21-24 September along with their original ID proofs. The summonses were stuck on the brothel's walls where owners were unavailable. There are reportedly more than 15,000 women in these brothels with over 1,000 children. Know more!
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal on brothels at GB Road
"This gory business has been ongoing merely three kilometers away from the Indian Parliament, and there is no doubt that there is active connivance of system. This is the initial steps of the commission in its pursuit to ensure closure of the (GB Road) brothels."
Most trafficked women end up in GB Road brothels
Delhi Police has been raiding GB Road brothels since two decades; the raids peaked at 23 in 2012 when 49 women were rescued. However, rescuing a few women didn't resolve the problem; most of the thousands of women trafficked across India land up here. Delhi's government earlier directed Chief Secretary to submit a report on the current status of these women in brothels.
Hub for human trafficking: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal
Swati Maliwal stated, "The GB Road has become a hub for human trafficking especially of minor girls who are brought here from different parts of the country and are subjected to rapes, kept in extremely inhuman conditions and are exploited to the extreme."