Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Teaching Indian prostitutes about fake currency...

It is another busy day for Satabadi Jana in one of Asia's largest red-light districts, Sonagachi, where more than 10,000 prostitutes live and work.

A group of sex workers is crammed into a small room, which serves as Ms Jana's office. They listen carefully to what she has to say.

Normally, they come here to get advice about how to avoid contracting HIV.

But today, the subject on the agenda is how to spot a forged bank note.

Over the past few months, women here have received a large number of counterfeit 500-rupee ($9; £6) and 1,000-rupee notes.

The authorities believe that the notes are coming in from across the border in Bangladesh.

Seema Fokle has been working in Calcutta's red light district since she was a young girl.

She pulls out a note and thrusts it towards me. "Look at this," she says as she waves a 500-rupee note in my face. "It's a fake and it's as worthless as the man who gave it to me." Full story...

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