CHURUMURI POLL: Legalise prostitution?

Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice A.K. Patnaik of the Supreme Court:

“When you say it is the world’s oldest profession and when you are not able to curb it by laws, why don’t you legalise it? You can then monitor the trade, rehabilitate and provide of medical aid to those involved in the trade.

“They (sex trade) have been operating in one way or the other and nowhere in the world have they been able to curb it by legislation. In some cases, they are carried out in a sophisticated manner. So why don’t you legalise it?”

Question: Should prostitution be legalised? Will it help the needy? Or will it go against “Indian values”?