hahahahahahaha, this thread makes me feel glad that I came back.
Before I start, I must confess that I have not read any of the posts in favour of legalisation so I might repeat some points.
Okay, First I attack my "sacred Indian Values".
You do realize that harems have been part of the court of every single ruler since the time of the conception of kings, don't you? What is polygamy if not a mild form of prostitution? Considering that you are talking about Indian culture, then surely promiscous intercourse is a part of our culture since all our great culture connosieurs have enjoyed it. Akbar, who had the navratna in his court also had a 100 wives on the side....most of them being little more than classy whores. And I'm talking about people who have built Indian culture...the very Indian culture that seems to be a red herring.
Now the decent people: Where are you when a ***ually frustrated 13 year old rapes his 6 year old neighbour? Do you even stop to think that this might have been avoided if prostitution had been legalized and the 13 year old child had access to whores? Would you rather have your sister raped and prostitution illegalized or would you prefer prostitution being legal if there's a semblance of a chance that it might reduce the number of ***ually inclined crimes in India?
Of course, everything that has a good side to it will have a bad side to it....there cannot be light unless there was darkness but seriously....wtf? Just because you think that s.ex is dirty does not mean that you lose focus of whats important in life. No one is forcing you to go in for prostitution or become one yourself but I'd prefer other people taking their frustration out on willing girls rather than my best friend who will remain emotionally scarred for the rest of her life.
Now I'm expecting that the people who, unlike me, are decent will ask me "So what will you do when your sister becomes a whore since legal prostitution will mean that you cannot stop her"?
I would do what I always do.....love her, beg and plead that she not do this but in the end, back off and let her do what she wants. I will, however, make sure that she knows that she can come to me if she is ever in trouble.
Of course, this will mean that my "khandan ki izzat" will be in shambles but then again, I never lowered my head enough to meet anyone's eyes.
And yes, I do realize that she will probably read this and tease me like crazy.