Aadhaar, Ration & Voter Cards To Sex Workers Are Their Fundamental Rights


On December 14, 2021, Supreme Court observed that fundamental rights are guaranteed to every citizen irrespective of vocation and directed the central government to start the process of issuing voter ID, Aadhaar and ration cards to sex workers The Supreme Court direction came while hearing a plea filed by NGO ‘Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee. The plea raised problems faced by sex workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Supreme Court has been passing orders for the welfare of sex workers. On September 29, 2020, the court had asked the Centre and others to provide dry ration to them without asking for their identity proof. It also asked that status reports related to the issuance of ration cards, voter ID cards, and Aadhaar cards them should be filed within a period of four weeks from the date of direction.

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