People demand action against website over women trafficking
New Delhi: Want a woman for a one-night stand? Or an escort for a party to just show off? A website by the name of Staylaid.com offers all these services for a price on the Internet. The website also goes to the extent of assuring its clients of 'No police Raids' on its home page. However, what has made the general public angry is the website's column "About Us", which claims that some of the women have voluntarily signed for the service while others have been procured from remote areas of India such as Assam and West Bengal by trusted brokers.
This has been creating a buzz on social media with people demanding action against the website with a hashtag #StopWomenTrafficking. Though there are several others which offer escort services, this is for the first time that a site has claimed that girls are brought from remote areas of India through brokers raising suspicion of actual flesh trade taking place. The website has clearly mentioned the price for women with the pictures of the women taken from the back. It also explains its policies regarding refund and girl cancellation. The site also boasts about its 'friendly hotels' and how the receptionist will assist the clients when the girl has arrived.
The site offers categories from North Indian to South Indian and also foreigners. Surprisingly, they also carry the photographs of the women clicked from the backside. Nowhere the site mentions about the owner of the website. Though no phone number has been mentioned on the site but the potential clients are asked to contact through submitting their email address. This suggests that any future correspondence would take place through email. Social activist like Vivek Agnihotri said, "Women trafficking is a crime against humanity and ultimately a sin. Sad to see such websites."
"This site made my blood boil. I mean who could come up with something like this," said Chirag Gupta. When Delhi police was contacted in this regard, they said that they will go through the site and will see if any offence has been made.