A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai said that with spurt in coronavirus cases the matter needs utmost attention as the issue is of survival while the state government was taking the issue lightly.
The Supreme Court issued an order on December 14 directing the states and union territories to start the process of of issuing identity proofs for sex workers. How easy will be to implement?
The survivor informed the panel that the two accused were running an organised racket with a nexus of clients, brokers and more than 10 women being forced into commercial sexual exploitation.
Timely intervention by the police prevented a potential clash.
The Ganga Jamuna area was sealed on the order issued by the city police commissioner after several residents complained about open solicitation by commercial sex workers (CSWs) and other illegal activities.
The National Network of Sex Workers described this as a milestone in the fight for rights of sex workers in the country.
Experts and activists say that the study, which was not peer-reviewed, is being used by the police to harass sex workers in various cities.
Svetlana Gnezdilov, who holds the national record in the heptathlon, was accused of running a network of brothels under the guise of massage parlors
The FIA swung into action following reports of Chinese nationals being involved in organ trade and forced prostitution of Pakistani girls, mostly from the minority Christian community, after marrying them and taking them back to China.
Social activist and lawyer Aarthi Pai says mainstream cinema has done a lot of damage to "the identity of sex workers".
Hindu religious leaders have raised objections over the gathering of sex workers in the 'pious town of Ayodhya'.
15 people, including 5 foreigners were arrested from a spa centre in Gurgaon.
As the police team arrived to conduct "checking", a person on the ground floor alerted others which led to panic among sex workers who were on the upper floors, said the official.
The government has blocked condom ads from TV during “adult” hours, raising demands for even a complete ban on them.
Hari Kumar Anpalagan, 25, was found guilty of having sex with the girl, who had admitted she was 14-year-old and was providing services in exchange for cash
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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