Child prostitution is also an issue in the film Slumdog Millionaire. The Puranas highlight her auspicious presence as a symbol of good luck. Prostitution in the country of India. Also prevalent in parts of Bengal is the Chukri System , whereby a female is coerced into prostitution to pay off debts, as a form of bonded labour. The main points of the PITA are as follows: . There were an estimated two million female sex workers in the country in Opposing counsel submitted that the Act only prohibited brothel activities and punitive action against pimps. The red-light districts of cities such as Mumbai developed at this time. Categories : Prostitution in India.