Vadia (Banaskantha)

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For Vadia in Narmada district, see Vadia.
Vadia
Village of Prostitutes
village
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Banaskantha
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Vadia is a village in Banaskantha district in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is located 70 miles west of Palanpur city,[1] and about 240 kilometres (150 miles) from Ahmedabad.[2]

Historically, unmarried women of this village supported themselves through prostitution, with the men of the village working as pimps.[2]

Efforts are underway to change this state of affairs, by such organizations as Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornhill, Ted (12 March 2012). "Mass wedding of Indian girls in 'prostitution village' saves them from the sex trade". Daily Mail. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Caulfield, Philip (11 March 2012). "Indian mothers hold mass wedding in ‘village of sex workers’ to save daughters from prostitution". NY Daily News. Retrieved 13 March 2012. "Vadia was known as a hub for the sex trade since before India gained independence from Britain in 1947 and most of the men work as pimps, the Times of India reported."