Chaturbhuj Sthan

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Chaturbhuj Sthan is a red-light district in Muzaffarpur, a district in the state of Bihar, India.[1] The area is said to exist since the Mughal period and is home to more than 3,500 sex workers.[2]

The place got its name from the famous Chaturbhuj Sthan Temple located there.

The area has a problem with sex trafficking.[3] RT TV released documentaries featuring the hopes and fears of Muzaffarpur's red light slaves. The title of the documentary was "Dance Sex Dance - The story of an Indian street".[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rani Begum, ex-courtesan, now helps heal the lives of her sisters". OutlookIndia.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Even sex workers did not lag behind in human chain formation - Times of India". IndiaTimes.com. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  3. ^ Nair, P. M.; Sen, Sankar (2005). Trafficking in Women and Children in India. Orient Blackswan. pp. 366–367. ISBN 9788125028451.
  4. ^ "Dance, sex, dance. The Story of an Indian Street. The hopes & fears of Muzaffarpur's red light sex slaves". RT.com. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Bihar Diary: Dying art, forgotten voters - Muzaffarpur's Mujra Girls". m.IndiaToday.in. Retrieved 19 December 2017.

Coordinates: 26°07′17″N 85°23′26″E / 26.1214616°N 85.3904478°E / 26.1214616; 85.3904478