Indonesia plans to ‘eradicate’ all red-light districts by 2019

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Quoting the Social Affairs Minister of Indonesia, the country aims to shut down any red-light districts by 2019 in a bid to eradicate prostitution in the world’s most populated Muslim-majority nation.

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The Indonesian Government stated this past week that they had already closed 68 red-light districts, while another 100 would be closed down within the next three years.

Despite being illegal, prostitution is rampant in most major Indonesian cities.

Evictions planned for Sunday are just part of the governments quest to shutdown a major prostitution hub in the northern part of the capital city.

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Officials noted that the largest red-light district was shutdown in 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city.

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