Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
5) Critically analyse the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and vis-à-vis evaluate the sex work debate in India. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question is intended to critically analyse the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and assess the sex workers debate looming the Indian scenario.
Key demands of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the salient features of the proposed Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 and then evaluate in detail the entire debate involving sex workers.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines discuss the issue of sex workers and associated concerns in India.
The body of the answer has to capture the following aspects:
- Explain first how the politics of sex work has been shaped by the ascendance of the global anti-trafficking legal order – Trafficking as a problem of organized crime whereby bad actors coerce and dupe innocent young women into highly exploitative labour, particularly sex work.
- Discuss the salient features of Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, its flaws, hurdles etc. and why it has not been brought onto action yet.
- Then move onto explain the status of sex workers in India, forms of violence faced by sex workers.
- Discuss the govt. initiatives taken to improve their conditions other than this and suggest way forward.
Conclude with importance and urgency of bringing such a bill into action.