- Why drug addict should be jailed?
- Why prostitute should be jailed?
- Why gay should be jailed ?
- Why a person who attempts to commit suicide should be jailed?
- Why sex worker sent to jail and faces police harassment ,where as clients&pimps are allowed to go Scot-free without any punishment?
- Why sex workers will be caught by over-active police[otherwise in-active in other cases],only to present them before media as criminals or anti-social elements?
- Why only drug addicts/consumer will be caught and jailed,where as high profile mafia ,intermediaries and traders will never get exposed?While smoking and Alcohol consumption is legal ,but not drug consumption?
- Why society/state does not treat victims of drug use and prostitution with human touch,which is a societal problem not just an individual problem?
The Drug consumption will become uncontrollable addiction with help of drug peddlers/dealers,it is clear as long as drug are available like peanuts in the illegal market ,the drug addicts bound to exists in the society ,It is up heal task for victims of drug abuse and prostitution to escape from this trap.The society does not encourage to them to do so because of prejudices and stigma attached to it ,they will be ostracized and isolated from the society.
Most say prostitution is oldest profession since times immemorial ,can't be controlled by the state through repressive measures and it is illegal since,it is immoral activity and against the social ethos,but none support legalising the prostitution citing that it will corrupt the societal morals and lead to more chaotic situation as already the issues like Adultery and live-in relationship threatening the existence of institution of marriage and family life.Now legalising prostitution,it will compound the existing problems.If it is made legal ,no one wants brothel house in their neighborhood.The Swedish prostitution law that criminalizes purchasers and pimps and decriminalizes prostituted persons.
"Legalization would mean the regulation of prostitution with laws regarding where, when, and how prostitution could take place. Decriminalization eliminates all laws and prohibits the state and law-enforcement officials from intervening in any prostitution-related activities or transactions, unless other laws apply."
The State of Nevada[US] and other countries has decriminalised prostitution,the sex worker will be not be treated as accused and wrong doer under eye of law.
Decriminalising Drug use :
Columbia University epidemiologist Ernest Drucker says that like alcohol prohibition, the “war on drugs” is doomed to fail and that prohibition measures like arrest and incarceration are forms of societal violence themselves.
about 20 countries have adopted some form of decriminalisation of drug possession,including some States that have only decriminalised cannabis possession.
The United Nations called for Decriminalisation of Prostitution and Drug ,but countries like India,it is difficult to imagine the concept of decriminalizing and legalising the prostitution due to various reasons.
The Supreme Court of India also urged that age old-profession the prostitution should be decriminalised and legalised ,proponents of legalisation argue that ,when you cant control it ,it is better to legalise to identity people associate with prostitution for better rehabilitation and helps to control diseases like AIDS/HIV/STD.The opponents argue such experiments will not work in India where socio-econmic conditions are different when compared to countries like Germany or New Zealand.When Caste system and caste discrimination still prevalent in rural areas,most victims belongs to weaker sections and poorer sections of the society.
The decrimnalising drug use will bound to help the state to identify the drug addictive for proper treatment and rehabilitation.It will lessen social stigma of drug addictive and give courage to drug addictive to opt for treatment and rehabilitation voluntarily.
Recently in July 2012 ,United Nations-backed Global Commission on HIV and the Law; recommended that nations should get rid of “punitive” laws against prostitution or “consensual sex work” and decriminalize the voluntary use of illegal injection drugs in order to combat the HIV epidemic.It also wants nations to "Decriminalise private and consensual adult sexual behaviours, including same-sex sexual acts and voluntary sex work.”