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Thais in demand at Indian sex-massage parlours

INDIA: The booming spa and massage parlour business in India has led to increasing demand for women from Thailand, many of whom are being duped and trafficked into slavery in the country’s sex industry, police, diplomats and activists said yesterday (Aug 9).

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Thursday 10 August 2017, 09:40AM


At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts for prostitution in western cities such as Mumbai and Pune. Photo: Bangkok Post
At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts for prostitution in western cities such as Mumbai and Pune. Photo: Bangkok Post

At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts for prostitution in western cities such as Mumbai and Pune.

“The demand for Thai masseurs is high in India as girls from Thailand are considered high profile for their fair skin,” Jyoti Nale, programme director for Save the Children India, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“Girls rescued in raids are usually from different Indian states and neighbouring countries. But if all the girls in one rescue are from Thailand, it means there are many more [working in India].”

In July, for example, 10 Thai women were rescued from a parlour in an affluent residential area in Pune, a car manufacturing and tech hub 150 kilometres south of India’s financial capital Mumbai.

There are an estimated 40 million sex workers globally, according to French charity Fondation Scelles.

Activists say most have been lured, duped or forced into sexual slavery by pimps and traffickers, largely due to poverty and lack of opportunities.

Girls from countries like Nepal and Bangladesh have long been trafficked into sex work in India. But police and campaigners say there is a rising demand among Indian men and foreign tourists for “more exotic” women from other countries such as Thailand.

“This is the first time we have seen this trend,” said Inspector Sanjay Patil, head of the anti-human trafficking unit in Pune, who conducted the July raid.

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“They are not so literate, are from poor families and their families back home depend on their incomes.”

He said following a tip-off about the parlour, an officer posed as a customer and found the Thai women, aged between 25 and 40 years, were being sold for sex. The parlour’s manager and another employee were arrested.

The Thai women, some of them sex workers from Bangkok and other cities, are lured by the prospect of earning more money in India, said police.

On average they earn B305 a day in Thailand, while in India they can earn twice that.

“The girls we rescued had been working here for three to four months and had up to 100,000 rupees (B52,000) with them,” said Patil, adding the victims were now at a shelter home awaiting repatriation.

Thai embassy officials confirmed more Thai women were being rescued from parlours across the country – including in the capital New Delhi, the tourist fort city of Jaipur, and tech hub Bengaluru.

Rehabilitation schemes and skills training is being put in place for victims once they are repatriated, they added.

Article by Thomson Reuters Foundation

 

 

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