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The brothels are shut until the end of May -- a month beyond the end of April when an extended lockdown is expected to be lifted -- and relief materials in the form of rice, lentils and potatoes are being supplied to those who may be in need by government agencies, elected representatives and non-government organisations.
But it would be of great danger if the sex workers are allowed to operate as soon as the lockdown is lifted. DMSC, which has about 65, members — all of them sex workers — spread across 50 red-light areas in the state, has launched a social media campaign to raise money so that sex workers can be supported even after the lockdown and avoid having to accept customers.
On average, Sonagachhi draws 35, footfalls per day. Most houses in the area that function as brothels have residents.
At Kalna in East Burdwan district, a local social organisation working for sex workers put up blockades at both entrances of the red-light area after some clients tried to enter the area last week. It would be impossible for sex workers to identify people carrying the virus.
He said the organisation had requested the police to ensure the area remains under lockdown until the end of May. Organisations working in the industrial towns of Burdwan and Asansol have taken similar decision of keeping the red-light area out of bounds for the clients of sex workers until the end of May. The red light area has about active sex workers. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asked the police commissioner of Kolkata to provide food to the sex workers and transgender communities in the city. Similar instructions were also issued to the Howrah police commissioner.
I have tried to help them as far as I could with volunteers. A senior officer of Kolkata Police said they had already been providing food to all red-light areas and other underprivileged communities in the city. Tokyo Olympics Tweet about wood used to make the logo impresses people. Woman sees alligator in stairwell, calls for help.
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