Budhwar Peth, Pune
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Location in Maharashtra, India
|Coordinates: 18°31′01″N 73°51′29″E / 18.517°N 73.858°E Coordinates : 18°31′01″N 73°51′29″E / 18.517°N 73.858°E|
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Budhwar Peth ( Marathi : बुधवार पेठ) is one of many commercial localities in the old city of Pune , India . The area has a high number of electronics shops and materials, also its famous as love area (with rates as low as 300 per hour, but not sure about hygiene) and the heart of the city. Three out of the five important ganesh mandals (Manache Ganpati) i.e. Jogeshwari Ganpati, Guruji Talim Mandal, Tulshibaug Ganpati are located here, as is Appa Balwant Chowk , known as ABC, which is a crossroads famous for its bookshops and popular with students.
The main attraction of Budhwar Peth is Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati.
- 1 History
- 2 Present
- 3 References
- 4 External links
History[ edit ]
For some period, Pune was ruled by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb of Delhi . When Aurangzeb attacked Pune, he inhabited Budhwar Peth in 1660.[ citation needed ] In his era, this Peth was known as Mohitabad or Moheyabad. Thorale Madhavrao Peshwa made developments and renamed it as Budhwar Peth when he got the power in their hand. Tulshibag, Belbaugh and Gramdevata Jogeshwari are the historical proofs of Budhawar Peth.
The Bhide Wada, located near limbraj maharaj temple hosted the first school for girls in Maharashtra. The school was started by Savitribai and Jyotiba Phule in January 1848. 
Present[ edit ]
Today, Budhwar Peth is a business area particularly for electrical goods market, books and traditional items. Places of interest include; Jogeshwari Temple, N.M.V High School, Laxmi Road, Appa Balwant Chowk and Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple , which is believed to be the richest amongst all Ganesh Temples[ citation needed ] with the Lord Ganesha icon laden with several lakhs of rupees of gold, and worshipped for obstacle removal.
The place also boasts of being the producing hub of automated taxi meters for most of the autos/rented car in India.
Red light area in Budhwar Peth is said to be very huge with 4000-plus commercial sex workers. 
References[ edit ]
- ^ Salil Urunkar (11 Jul 2011). “PMC to revive nation’s first girl school started by Savitribai Phule” . Pune. Retrieved 10 Mar 2012.
- ^ Renitha Raveendran (25 Jun 2009). “Business shrinking, Budhwar Peth sex workers turn to part-time jobs” . Indian Express . Retrieved 10 Mar 2012.
External links[ edit ]
- Pune City Guides – Information about Pune City
- Vishram Baug Wada
- Vishrambag Wada
- Dagdusheth Ganapati
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Prostitution racket: Commissioner orders sealing of 12 brothels in Pune
Residence of habitual offender Kalyani Deshpande, who is currently serving jail time for running high profile sex racket, has also been sealed for a period of one year. Only Deshpande’s residence was located along Pashan-Sus Road while the rest 11 places were in Budhwar Peth
Updated: Jul 31, 2017 08:46 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
The Pune police cracked down on various brothels in the city under Immoral Trafficking (Prevention) Act (ITPA ), 1956. The residence of habitual offender Kalyani Deshpande, who is currently serving jail time for running high profile sex racket , has also been sealed for a period of one year .
Police commissioner Rashmi Shukla ordered sealing of 12 brothels in the past few days. On Friday, a notification of 12 brothels being sealed was released by the Social Security Cell of Pune police on the orders of commissioner Shukla.
Deshpande’s flat on Pashan-Sus Road was one of the 12 places sealed. Of the 12, only Deshpande’s residence was located along Pashan-Sus Road while the rest were from Budhwar Peth – the red light area in the city.
Deshpande was known to have been operating from her flat in a housing society on Pashan-Sus Road and a bungalow in the same area.
After escaping charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), 1999 once in 2013, Deshpande was booked under the stringent act, which nullifies the possibility of bail, in October 2016 after she was arrested last year for running a sex racket from Bhusari Colony in Kothrud. Her accomplice Ravi Tapse was also arrested from Kothrud. Another accomplice of Deshpande, named Pradeep Gawli, was booked under MCOCA.
Forty-six year old Deshpande was arrested on several occasions but had managed to escape jail time every single time under Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA). She has been operating since 1998 and has been booked in 25 cases.
According to the police, Deshpande used to rent a flat in some area through her agent as a cover to her racket. She was also externed from Pune city for two years in 2014 before she showed up in Kothrud.
STATE OF THE SEALED BROTHELS
The seal notice will be effective on three of the brothels starting July 15, on three others starting June 28, on one starting June 22, on four starting March 4 and one other starting April 24. Of the four brothels against which seal order will be effective from March 4, two will be shut for three years.
Officers from two police stations had recommended the brothels mentioned in the seal notice to be shut. The police stations which recommended the sealing include Faraaskhana and Chaturshrungi police station, according to the notification.
The order was issued in order to prevent re-establishment of human trafficking rings in places from where women were rescued in police raids.
Hindustan Times visited five of the places mentioned in the list released by the police.
The seal has hardly affected the daily business in the area. Kohinoor building, one of the 12 places mentioned in the list, contained two places mentioned in the notification. One was on the fourth floor while one was on the sixth floor. While the one on the fourth floor was fully operational, the sixth floor was inaccessible as a tin sheet had been installed in the stairwell leading to it.
“While one of the women left for her native place, one has moved downstairs to the third floor and continues her business from there,” said on of the women staying on the fourth floor of Kohinoor building.
Another resident of fourth floor, Kohinoor, said, “I came here 15 years ago from Kolkata after falling for a fake job offer. No one came to rescue me. After 15 years, I don’t know what else to do.”
The women live in dingy, unhygienic settings with bad sewage.
First Published: Jul 30, 2017 12:08 IST
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