People who frequent city from other states have a complaint about the Hyderabad city. They say, ‘The city is dry, ‘ because they could not find a red street in the city unlike places like Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, or Delhi where there are exclusive red streets available for those who want to fulfil their lusts.
was a city that offered adult entertainment during Nizam’s period. City’s rich and famous had exclusive areas for adult entertainment.
If we take the history of Hyderabad dancers’ hub Mehboob-ki-Mehendi, a hub of music and dance that had a colonial past of having brothels attracting the rich and famous. Call girls in Dharamshala During the 1980s this place was known as an official red-light area till 1996 when the place was eventually evacuated. Since then Hyderabad was known as a ‘dry’ city where people have to choose many underground routes to satisfy their sexual cravings. This route is full of pitfalls, and often people end up losing miserably.
Well, it is official that there is no red street in Hyderabad. In the absence of red street, sex mafia flourishes. Women were brought by immoral traffickers. The victims are of course poor women, widows, and young women who wants to earn fast bucks. Prostitution is illegal. But men want to satiate their bodily impulses be it lawful for unlawful people, choose ways to fulfil their lust. Here comes the risk of try, err, or be successful partly or wholly. But in this process, many lose their valuable money, belongings or status. At this stage, it is for the general benefit of youngsters to have an elaborate report highlighting various cheating practices done in the name of personal services. Let us check one by one.
Existing Illegal Sex
a. The street flesh vendors
Although prostitution is illegal in the city, women take to the street out of compulsion. Here come two categories, those who want to feed them somehow and those who don’t want to work and earn fast bucks. In areas like Secunderabad, a few years before many can see young girls in this profession. They were the ones who were left by their parents in a railway station or the ones who escaped from homes due to some or other pressure. But this became a big issue police intervened, and the girls were taken to homes for counselling and rehabilitating. How was their activity?
Girls Alluring Customers
Behind them was a mafia where the girl must allure the customers. The gang includes jobless men, girls, and autorickshaw drivers. Attracted by the girls, one will call the girl. The girl will take the money in advance and go with the person in an autorickshaw. While they are on the way to a ‘lodge’, the girl tells the auto to stop near a medical shop, and the tells the customer to buy condoms. By the time, he leaves halfway; the autorickshaw disappears with the girl.
Don’t think that the cheated customer can go to the girl and ask for his money back. If one venture, goondas will come and dissuade the customer and he has to escape for his life. They will also act as moral police asking, ‘how dare you to come and attack a girl? ‘ The customer has to think that the laws are on the women’s side and the only option is to leave the place dejected.
b. Women Gangs
Leave the girls for now; let us see how women collude with gangs and cheat the customers. Places like Secunderabad railway station is such a place where a large crowd comes and goes during nights, and this is the time women decide to rake in some money quickly with the backup of gangs. They offer cheap sex to lure men easily. The hapless men go in autos to some unknown destination or ‘safe place’. The gang shadow the customer who is travelling in rikshaw. After some time, he will be surrounded by a gang of moral police to whom he loses money and valuables. The women have the last laugh, and they share the commission with the gangsters.
Among the street flesh vendors, there are two categories. Cheaters who don’t want to work. Others who come to this trade due to sheer compulsion like ‘unable to pay rents’ or ‘lack of food’ as their husbands are drunkards who don’t feed their wives properly. Well, those who come out of such compulsion cannot remain in this trade as the established mafia will harass them and force them to leave the place. Secondly, to be successful in this trade one should not have any conscience, and resort to cheating. Many newcomers will not be that much hard-hearted, and they will be cheated or abused and make an exit. But still, new ones try their luck for twice or thrice and disappear from the streets.
c. The Cheating Strategy
The street sex vendors be it women or girls have a strategy to cheat the gullible customer. They quote a lesser price and once that amount is paid, they ask for commission, imagine you pay that amount also, they ask for money for room rent stating they have a place. By the time a few sensible men realise that have shelled out over 4k and stop with that. They leave the place disappointed.
Those who take round in autos are the ones most likely to cheat. They take you and dump somewhere on the pretext of buying condoms. Sometimes they argue for higher price on one pretext or other and threaten you to sop the services. When you ask to return the money they will tell, “Money once given cannot be returned. ” The autowallah also will join her to shoo you away. How is it?
c. Regular and Irregular Sex Workers
Then comes those who are regular in this business coming to the street. The girls who display them are under their fatty women protectors or a gang watching them close by. One can go to them by taking the risk of being harassed. If the customer appears hefty or looks like an army man, there are chances for him getting a girl from the gang as they also fear people who appear hefty or influential. Contrary, if the person is alone, young man, simpleton, or looks like a newcomer, then chances of being cheated is above 95%.
In many cases, some women are being jailed by the police. But circumstances force some to come back to this profession. The only way to get value for money is decent ones keep separate from the gang at a little distance and try their luck. With them, there are chances that one can buy sexual services.