New Delhi, September 29
The SC on Tuesday directed states to provide dry rations to sex workers identified by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and legal services authorities, without insisting on identity proof.
Asking states to file compliance reports in four weeks, a Bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao said it would consider at a later stage if financial assistance could be provided to them during Covid-19.
The Centre said it had no objection to states providing dry ration to sex workers. The SC said sex workers could be identified with the assistance of NACO, district as well as state legal service authority. It posted for hearing after four weeks the PIL highlighting the problems faced by sex workers during the pandemic.
The order came on a plea filed by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee — an NGO — highlighting the plight of sex workers during Covid-19. — TNS