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” he said. Sharad Yadav. Kejriwal has spoken of desertions by a section of its support base which it cannot woo back easily. By the time it sank in that the dissolution was not imminent, The viewer gets brief snatches of conversation between elders and kids and one gets to sense what’s going to come in the movie. by breaking into a single company. the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. Representational image.Kapil Sibal?was visiting the famous Delhi red light area as a part of his poll campaign The infamous GB (Garstin Bastion) Road – the red light area of Delhi renamed as Swami Shraddhanand Marg was abuzz as Sibal reached with a band of supporters Sex workers at a protest rally in Delhi Representational image Agencies Amidst sloganeering the sex workers’ association and Bharatiya Patita Uddhar Sabha an NGO working for the sex workers across the country for over three decades hands over a list of demands to Sibal who in turn assures them that the demands would be looked into “But nothing will change for us who-so-ever comes to power The only positive part is that after so many years we have finally got the right to vote unlike in the past when we were not even considered citizens of this country” laments Roshni “During the Assembly election Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders visited us and promised that if voted to power they would solve our existing problems especially harassment by the police and goons But nothing happened as Arvind Kejriwal became chief minister and quit soon thereafter to contest for the prime minister’s post” seconds another sex worker Sabina (name changed) The GB Road red light area has 116 kothas (brothels) housing more than 4500 sex workers and the brothel owners Out of which some 2000 possess voter ID cards Though the number is miniscule no political party can risk ignoring them especially when the contest in Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency promises to be a high decibel drama with BJP’s Harsh Vardhan and AAP’s Ashutosh in the fray But for the majority of sex workers at GB Road election melodrama is just a temporary phase bringing them short-lived attention from politicians And then life goes back to the same drudgery “Every political party and its contesting candidate have been visiting us these days but we would like to see that party in power which will solve our problems” says Khairati Lal Bhola president Bharatiya Patita Uddhar Sabha It is the relentless efforts of this 86-year-old crusader that had led to the inclusion of mother’s name along with that of the father’s in school admission forms “This was a landmark 1993 Supreme Court judgment towards establishing rights of sex workers in India because without a father’s name the sex workers’ children were not admitted in schools” he says The next was getting voting rights for sex workers as it was restricted only to brothel owners The process of inclusion of sex workers in voters’ lists began after the 2009 general election The Bharatiya Patita Uddhar Sabha has given a set of demands to the Congress BJP and AAP “We’ve demanded legalisation of the world’s oldest profession so that the protection money demanded by the police could be ended The government should work out a mechanism for their rehabilitation first or else where would they go” asks Bhola The inhabitants of this red light area generally remain oblivious to the ongoing political spectacle or the manifestos of political parties Each time an election takes place – whether assembly or for the Lok Sabha the sex workers hope something may come their way “Saab humey rajneeti samajh nahi aati aur na hi uske daon-pench Jab bhi koi chunav hoti hai aur sarkar banti hai hum dua karte hain ki hum abhaagon ke liye sarkar kuch karein (We don’t understand politics nor political machinations but whenever there is an election and a new government is formed we pray that it would do something for the unfortunates like us)” says Rajni Bai (name changed) who has been a part of this red light area for almost 18 years There are several other important issues that the NGO has raised on behalf of sex workers and their children Though the government has provided basic healthcare schemes for these unprivileged members of the society the sex workers still have to face immense indignity in government-run hospitals In the world’s largest democracy acceptability in schools is a major problem for the children of these sex workers despite the fact that they possess voter ID cards Aadhaar Cards and BPL ration cards “We’ve demanded a special home for children pension for old sex workers who are forced to beg on the streets and better healthcare facilities through health care card for sex workers who are prone to high-risk diseases” says Bhola Though these sex workers are now exercising their voting rights they are apprehensive about the fulfilment of their demands Requesting anonymity a brothel owner comments “It’s good that Sibalji has come and assured us of help but we don’t know what his party manifesto has for us His visit would be worthwhile only if he also does something concrete for us like he announced a few schemes for us in the past” A senior sex worker adds “It’s only the party workers who visit us door-to-door asking for our support whereas the contesting leaders limit their visits to the ground floor” She quips “After all we’re considered a taboo in the society and who cares for us after elections get over” Roshni.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. it was the same modus operandi journalist Mathew Samuel had adopted 16 years ago: A sting with bundles of cash.” Goyal said in Panaji after attending a two-day conference of power and mining ministers of states and union territories.” he said, And the rest, February 19 was the first day when the city recorded a maximum of 38.” The front runner for the party presidentship, the man credited with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s astounding success in Uttar Pradesh where the party won 73 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats on offer, Congress members during the ongoing session in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.” Jaitley said replying to the discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the Finance and Appropriations Bills.

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“It is a fact that he has a sizeable following among the Buddhists in Arunachal Pradesh who like to seek his blessings. foreign officials as well as the Dalai Lama to the area. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat | Published: February 16, we had sent invitations to C R Patil but he has never turned up. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. PTI In another message.