Fatima found her in a brothel
Shortly before midnight on a Sunday, I met Fatima (name changed). Fatima,a 30-year-old, dressed in a blue sari told me, “I’m here to say you something.” Then she narrated how she and other girls from Bangladesh were forced to work as prostitutes in brothels.
Three summers ago, Fatima along with several others Bangladeshi nationals traveled across one of porous border of Bengal and caught a night train to Sealdah. Then they were lured by some men by offering decent jobs. After that they traveled with them to a nearby place. But later Fatima found her in a brothel room.
The number of Bangladeshi women in red light areas in India is increasing day by day.In red light areas of Mumbai their number is nearly 5,000, 20 percent of 25,000 sex workers, while even 20 years ago there was hardly any Bangladeshi girl in brothels in Mumbai.
Recently, I visited the border areas of West Bengal where Bangladeshi girls from poor families being brought in as sex-workers. Here, I found a girl from a very poor family in Rangpur district of Bangladesh and had been brought to a brothel in Calcutta by a man named Motiul to work as a sex worker. But, she somehow managed to flee.
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