Human Trafficking – “Devadasi” -Where girls in India are dedicated to a goddess for a lifetime ritual prostitution


Human Trafficking – “Devadasi” -Where girls in India are dedicated to a goddess for a lifetime ritual prostitution

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Comments : The practice of “devdasi” is a practice in India where girls are dedicated to goddess yellama for a lifetime ritualized prostitution.

Recently the devadasi system has started to disappear, having been outlawed in all of India in 1988. However, devadasis still exist in India today, as shown in a 2004 report by the National Human Rights Commission of the Government of India. According to this report, “after initiation as devadasis, women migrate either to nearby towns or other far-off cities to practice prostitution” . A study from 1990 recorded that 45.9% of devadasis in one particular district were prostitutes, while most of the others relied on manual labour and agriculture for their income.The practice of dedicating devadasis was declared illegal by the government of the Indian state Karnataka in 1982 and by the government of Andhra Pradesh in 1988. However as of 2006 the practice was still prevalent in around 10 districts of northern Karnataka and 14 districts in Andhra Pradesh. Some 80 to 90% of devadasis belong to scheduled castes.

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