Girl rescued from brothel in Mumbai
Jul 12, 2007
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday May 31, 2014
Eleven children, who are looked after by the NGO Kranti are battling discrimination and eviction from the housing society they live in. Kranti works on rehabilitating children of sex workers but they have to leave their home of three years by June 10.
Mumbai News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 5, 2013
A young Indian woman who grew up in Mumbai's red-light district facing poverty and sexual abuse has overcome the odds to win a scholarship to study in New York.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Monday January 16, 2012
A two-month-old baby was stolen from Girgaum and later sold for Rs 12,000 to a brothel keeper in Kamathipura. Police managed to recover the baby and arrest the culprits on Sunday. Officials believe the gang used to steal infants regularly and traffic them in the red-light area. They are now investigating the matter to find more details into the pre...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday October 19, 2011
An unsuspecting woman on the verge of being thrust head-long into a life of prostitution found unexpected and unlikely saviours in the form of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Mumbai's oldest red-light area, Kamathipura. Their presence of mind and compassion resulted in the arrest of a human trafficker, who was trying to sell off his new bride to a ...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday September 14, 2011
A 19-year-old girl had a narrow escape after she heard her boyfriend having a conversation with a stranger at Kamathipura, Mumbai's Red Light Area. The girl, a nurse, had accompanied her boyfriend Sameer Mohammed Ali Shaikh, on Monday to meet Shaikh's parents and seek their approval for marriage. But to her horror she discovered that Shaikh had con...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Friday July 1, 2011
A 32-year-old widow from Karnataka was rescued from a brothel in Kamathipura in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. The woman was forced into prostitution four years ago by some unidentified men who had given her a drink laced with drugs and then kidnapped her from Chamrajnagar district in Karnataka. The local police have arrested Shashi Ram Tamang (45), ...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Monday June 6, 2011
A 17-year-old Kannadiga's presence of mind coupled with her knowledge of Hindi saved her from falling into flesh trade.Sapna (name changed) was brought to the city from Awarti village in Karnataka by a female agent, Gauda, who promised her the job of an engineer's assistant.Banking on the fact that Sapna did not understand Hindi, which she had been...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday February 23, 2011
In the second phase of the Census, some of the city's teachers entrusted with collecting data for the exhaustive unique identification project had the task of enumerating the residents of Kamathipura, the largest red-light area in the world. The experience did not elicit an encore from them, as became obvious from their accounts.The teachers, quite...
Cities | mid-day.com | Tuesday May 11, 2010
A 24-year-old woman from Kolkata, who was brought to Mumbai six years ago, on Sunday escaped from a flat in Versova village where she was being held captive. She came to the city of dreams to act in films. Her dream soon turned into a nightmare after she was forced into the flesh trade.