For example, there were 400 devadasis attached to the temples at Tanjore and Travancore.Local kings often invited temple dancers to dance in their courts, the occurrence of which created a new category of dancers, rajadasis, and modified the technique and themes of the recitals.The governments of many Indian princely states had regulated prostitution in India prior to the 1860s.British Raj enacted Cantonment Act of 1864 to regulate Prostitution in colonial India as a matter of accepting a necessary evil.
India's largest International organizations like Free a Girl are very willing to assist the Indian police in capturing traffickers, pimps and sex offenders.
Women competed to win the title of a Nagarvadhu, and it was not considered a taboo The first reference to dancing girls in temples is found in Kalidasa's "Meghadhoot", that the dancing girls were present at the time of worship in the Mahakal Temple of Ujjain.
Regarding Devadasi concept, some scholars are of the opinion that probably the custom of dedicating girls to temples became quite common in the 6th century CE, as most of the Puranas containing reference to it have been written during this period.
Recently some child saving operations were canceled, as the higher police officials of Mumbai were very displeased with the presence of a foreign journalist.
The primary law dealing with the status of sex workers is the 1956 law referred to as The Immoral Traffic (Suppression) Act (SITA).