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Delhi Govt. openly defies orders of Supreme Court to distribute ration to sex workers; states that “no sex workers found in GB Road Red Light Area” [Read RTI]

Lawstreet Journal 6 Jan 2021 2:51am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Delhi Govt. openly defies orders of Supreme Court to distribute ration to sex workers; states that “no sex workers found in GB Road Red Light Area” [Read RTI]

In a shocking revelation, Delhi Government’s big and blatant lie has yet again come to the fore. In wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Hon’ble Supreme Court on October 28, 2020 directed all the state governments to ensure dry ration is provided to sex workers, identified by the National AIDS Control Organisation, during COVID-19 pandemic, in an adequate quantity, to address the destitution being faced by the sex workersdue to COVID-19. A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao also directed the state governments to file compliance report within four weeks. 

On December 18, 2020, in this regard an RTI was filed by a final year law student Saurav Narayan whereby he questioned the Government of NCT of Delhi whether dry ration is being supplied to the sex workers of Delhi as per the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court.  (Questions raised in the RTI entailed below).

  1. Which government department has responsibility for ration distribution to the sex workers at G.B Road Red Light Area ?
  2. How many number of sex workers are living in brothels during COVID times at GB Road Red Light Area ?
  3. How many times dry ration has been distributed to the sex workers at GB Road red light area?
  4. What is the total expenditure made on the distribution of dry ration to the sex workers from March to September at GB Road red light area?
  5. What is the price of dry ration bag distributed to the sex workers at the G.B. Road red light area?

 

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