New Delhi, September 22
The Supreme Court has taken observe of issues confronted by intercourse employees on account of COVID-19 pandemic and directed the Centre and state governments to apprise it about modalities for distribution of month-to-month dry rations and money switch to them with out insisting on proof of identification.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao mentioned the difficulty raised within the PIL filed by the NGO wants quick consideration.
“The Additional Solicitor General R S Suri and the counsel appearing for the State Governments are directed to get instructions regarding the modalities for distribution of monthly dry rations and cash transfer to the sex workers without insisting on proof of identity,” the bench additionally comprising Justice Hemant Gupta mentioned.
Appearing for an NGO, senior advocate Anand Grover argued that a survey amongst 1.2 lakh intercourse employees in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana discovered that 96 per cent of intercourse employees had misplaced their supply of incomes within the pandemic.
Senior advocate Jayant Bhushan, who has been appointed as Amicus curiae to help the courtroom within the matter, submitted that the plight of intercourse employees might be solved in the event that they had been offered ration playing cards with out insisting on identification proof.
The apex courtroom was listening to an software filed by NGO, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee which had moved the highest courtroom to spotlight the destitution confronted by intercourse employees on the account of COVID-19, and sought reduction measures for over 9 lakh feminine and transgender intercourse employees throughout the nation.
“Sex workers have a right to live with dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution of India since they are also human beings and their problems need to be addressed”, the Kolkata based mostly group mentioned in its plea.
It mentioned that intercourse employees’ have been disregarded of the COVID-19 response due to social stigma and marginalisation and are in frantic want of assist. — PTI