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Kamathipura (also spelled Kamthipuram)  is a neighbourhood in Mumbai, India. It was first settled after 1795 with the construction of causeways that connected the erstwhile seven islands of Mumbai. Initially known as Lal Bazaar, it got its name from the Kamathis (workers) of other areas of the country, who were labourers on construction sites. Due to tough police crackdown, in the late 1990s with the rise of AIDS and government's redevelopment policy that helped sex workers to move out of the profession and subsequently out of Kamathipura, the number of sex workers in the area has dwindled. In 1992, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recorded there were 45,000 sex workers here which was reduced to 1,600 in 2009 and 500 in 2018. Many sex workers have migrated to other areas in Maharashtra with real estate developers taking over the high-priced real estate. In 2018 the Maharashtra government sought tenders to demolish and redevelop the area.
- උපුටාදැක්වීම් දෝෂය: අනීතික
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- "Beyond brothels: How real estate and online sites are changing red light areas".
- Kamath, Naresh (6 January 2018). "Maharashtra government pushes for revamp of Mumbai's Kamathipura area". www.hindustantimes.com (in ඉංග්රීසි). Retrieved 16 December 2018.
- Ashwini Tambe (2009). Codes of misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-5138-2.
- Ashwini Tambe (9 July 2004). "Managed Stratification in Bombay Brothels, 1914-1930" (PDF). Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Lund University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Sharvari Ajit; University of Utah (2008). Gender-based violence among female sex workers of Kamathipura, Mumbai, India: A contextual analysis. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-549-94774-5.
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- The day my God died - Documentary by PBS
- Frontline interview with Raney Aronson
- Frontline - INDIA - The Sex Workers, 2004
- Watch YouTube documentary on a school in Kamathipura