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Womens forum raises pitch against escort services

Memo to SP states college girls, housewifes from Pernem taluka are portrayed as call girls

Story: the | goan | 13th August 2017, 04:19 Hrs
Carrying on with its campaign against the surge of escort service websites in the State, the Goa Women's Forum (GWF) met North Goa Superintendent of Police Chandan Choudhary and urged her to initiate steps to tackle the menace.
Explaining the background of the growth of sex tourism in Goa over the last 30 years, the GWF delegation pointed out that various government agencies adopted a lethargic attitude to the situation.
The GWF delegation requested the SP to take up the matter of the escort service websites with the Goa tourism department and the government of India tourism office so that they take up a strong campaign against such websites.
In a memorandum presented to the SP, the delegation stated that these websites portray that college girls and housewives are available as call girls from as far as Bicholim taluka and Arambol and Mandrem in Pernem taluka.
"This situation has caused fear and anxiety in the minds of people in North District and there is a need for urgent action in the matter," said Lorna Fernandes, convenor of GWF.
The delegation also pointed out to Choudhary that the modus operandi was to lure girls from the locality of the colleges and Goa University by creating an impression that students were easily available and that they can make a lot of money.
The GWF also requested the North Goa SP to take up the matter with the Director General of Police so that the crime branch and cyber crime cell can be involved to investigate the matter and work to shut down these websites.
Meanwhile, GWF in its first phase campaign against the escort websites has written to the principals of 10 colleges about these websites which are promoting college girls as call girls and requested them to take preventive steps in the matter.