Wadia (village)

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Wadia is a small village situated in the Banaskantha district of North Gujarat.

Wadia is the only village openly known for prostitution in Gujarat, which otherwise does not boast of any red-light areas, and flesh trade is a business which thrives underground.[1]

Since pre-Independence, the village has been known to attract men from many places. Such is the acceptance in the village that most men have turned into pimps and openly solicit clients for the women of their family.

This small village is inhabited by a nomadic tribe called Saraniyas. It is believed that the tribal community took to prostitution for want of any other form of employment and poverty.

Also the villagers of this village (even young boys) involved in crimes like road hold-up and small loots etc.


  1. ^ "Women of this village pimped by their kin - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-05-13.