SC says that fundamental rights are guaranteed to all; orders Center, declares to provide rations, Aadhaar to sex workers
“State governments and UTs were ordered to issue ration cards and ID cards to sex workers almost a decade ago and there is no reason why such guidelines are not implemented so far, “said the judiciary.
“Fundamental rights are guaranteed to every citizen of the country, whatever their vocation. The government has an overwhelming duty to provide basic amenities to the citizens of the country. The central government, state governments and other authorities are required to immediately begin the process of issuing ration cards, voter ID cards and Aadhaar cards, ”the judiciary ordered.
The bench ordered the authorities to take charge of the National AIDS Organization (NACO) and the National AIDS Societies who, in turn, will prepare a list of sex workers after having verified the information provided to them by community organizations.
“The status report on the issuance of ration cards, voter ID cards and Aadhaar cards to sex workers must be filed within four weeks from today and in the meantime, state governments and UTs are required to continue distributing dry sex rations. workers without insisting on ration cards and other proof of identity as mentioned in previous orders, ”he said.