The Supreme Court has reprimanded the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh for not providing ration to sex workers during the Coronavirus infection pandemic and asked them to submit affidavit in regard to the executing of the order in four weeks. Expressing displeasure over the UP government, the Supreme Court said that four weeks had been given but the state government has not done any concrete work till now. The court remarked that how can one survive without ration for four weeks?
Along with this, the apex court directed all the states to provide adequate and equally dry ration to sex workers. The court asked the officials of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and legal services to help identify them and provide assistance during the epidemic. The Supreme Court said that this policy should be uniformly applied across the country.
The court asked all the states to implement its order of 29 September. In this order, the Supreme Court had said that free ration should be provided to all sex workers. The court has ordered all the states to submit the report of implementing the order in 4 weeks.