Noble intentions are rarely a guarantee of success and that could be true as well of the Supreme Court’s initiative to help sex workers. It began as an appeal against the judgment and order—dated 25th July, 2007, and passed by the Calcutta High Court—which involved the murder of a sex worker. Ultimately, it was converted into a litigation for the protection of sexually abused women who are compelled into prostitution: not for pleasure, but because of abject poverty. Since the initi