Shivdaspur

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Shivdaspur
city
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictVaranasi
Population
 (2001)
 • Total11,432
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP
Websiteup.gov.in

Shivdaspur is a census town and a red light village in Varanasi in eastern Uttar Pradesh in India. It resides on periphery of Varanasi city, surrounded by Lahartara, Manduadih.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Census of India,[1] Shivdaspur had a population of 11,432. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Shivdaspur has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 48%. In Shivdaspur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Red-light district[edit]

In the 1970s the red-light district in Dalamandi, near the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, was closed and the sex-workers moved to Shivdaspur;[2] the area has declined as the number of customers has fallen, partly because the fear of HIV.[3] There have been calls from locals and politicians for the area to be closed.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "वाराणसी के रेड लाइट एरिया को लेकर जंग छिड़ी, धरना दे रहे लोगों का नगरवधुओं ने किया विरोध" [Varanasi's Red Light area wreaked havoc; townspeople protested against the people holding protesters]. Navbharat Times (in Hindi). 10 February 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ "विश्व एड्स दिवस: बदनाम गलियों में बीमारी का खौफ, सन्नाटे में रेड लाइट एरिया" [World AIDS Day: A Danger of Disease in Bad Streets, Red Light Area in Silent]. Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 30 November 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ "वाराणसी के रेड लाइट एरिया को लेकर जंग छिड़ी, धरना दे रहे लोगों का नगरवधुओं ने किया विरोध" [Varanasi's Red Light area wreaked havoc; townspeople protested against the people holding protesters]. Navbharat Times (in Hindi). 10 February 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ "तवायफों की गलियों में चुनावी तमाशा". www.patrika.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 December 2018.

Coordinates: 29°46′01″N 77°29′23″E / 29.76694°N 77.48972°E / 29.76694; 77.48972