The renowned and world famous pilgrimage centre of the Hindus, The Tirumala- Tirupathi hills is also home to more than 200 sex workers, according to the Andhra Pradesh AIDS Control Society.
"We have come across this information through unofficial sources that there is commercial sex activity even in Tirumala. There are about 200-300 sex workers there," Project Director, AP AIDS Control Society, K Chandravadan said.
Apparently, surreptious activities are happening among sex workers in 15 isolated areas in the hills. Another risk prone area for the spread of HIV/AIDS is a place called Chitoor in Andhra Pradesh.
Completely denying this revelation, Executive Officer, Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, KV Ramanachary said, "I disagree with the media reports. There are thousands of employees here who are sincere and dedicated. There is no scope for such scandals. We would never allow it."
This is indeed shocking news to devotees world over.