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Should Prostitution Be Legalised ?

Compiled by: Pabita Dahal
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Rabindra Bhattarai
Advocate and Faculty Member of Criminal Law and Criminology, National Law College

Commercial sex is a private affair of public concern. Should it be legalised? My answer is neither, but it is to be regulated under the ambit of personal freedom. If two persons (I do not say male or female) consensually come to exchange sexual relations for pecuniary benefits they should be allowed as their wish. But allowing to open and operate brothels is not a good thing. The human body is not a venture to run a commercial business by inviting customers through an advertisement. If we allow it as a business venture we have to allow selling of blood and transplantable organs as well.