Last updated on: 1/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Rami Chhabra Biography

Title:
Founding President of Streebal
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“It is time the nation looked squarely at the sleaze-bomb ticking like a time-bomb in our midst…. The ITPA [Immoral Traffic and Prevention Act] Amendment 2006 Bill needs close examination and national debate to ensure proper framing – but to provide unambiguous legal underpinning and sufficient resource-backing to make the prostitution of persons near-impossible. It must serve as the normative in society to prevent trafficking/commercial sex; to protect and pull out prostituted women and children already caught in this vicious trap; prosecute and punitively penalise procurers, pimps, brothel runners and others living off prostitution, including the buyers whose demand for women’s bodies spurs their sale.”

The Tribune, June 7, 2006

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founding President, Streebal (Organization devoted to women’s issues in India), 1975-present
  • Commencement Honoree, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2005
  • Public Service Broadcasting Initiative, 1986-1996
  • Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, 1986-1989
  • Columnist, Indian Express, 1974-1980
  • Columnist, The Statesman, 1969-1980
  • Columnist, The Hindustan Times, 1960-1963
  • Member, Advisory Council, Population Foundation of India
  • Governing Board/Chairperson, Lady Irwin College
  • Member, National Population Commission
  • Member, Independent Commission on Health in India
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found