Photo Credit: PTI. The fear of contracting the deadly pathogen has kept customers away, leaving a debilitating impact on sex workers in the city. She said they were forced to leave the city after enduring weeks of struggle for basic facilities like food and medicines. Shalini, one such worker, moved back to her village in Uttar Pradesh after living for eight years in Delhi.
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Another sex worker Rajni name changed said she and her four-year-old son have not eaten properly in the last two months. I have some relatives in UP who do not know what I do here.
Sharmila name changed who grew up as an orphan on the streets of Kanpur became a sex worker in Delhi five years ago to make ends meet. It is impossible to survive any longer in Delhi with the savings that I have.
Covid divides delhi’s sex workers — for some nothing’s off limits, others turn down offers
There are around brothels on the one-kilometre stretch housing approximately 1, sex workers. Activists fear that many of these women who were on medication for different diseases, including HIV-AIDS, will not be able to get proper treatment in their home towns. Many of them who escaped abusive homes can again become victims of domestic violence.
Kumar said many of the sex workers went to their homes during Holi but they did not return after that. India is currently under the biggest lockdown with around 1.
The nationwide lockdown was initially imposed from March 25 to April 14, but was later extended till May 17 to contain the spread of the deadly disease. Our code of editorial values. News Cities Delhi. A sex worker said they were forced to leave the city after enduring weeks of struggle.
She further said that similar migration of sex workers is taking place in other cities too. The virus has so far claimed 2, lives and infected over 90, people in the country.
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