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Kolkata sex workers take on netas over humiliation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:39

Kolkata: Angry over disparaging comments made by some politicians recently directed at them, representative bodies of sex workers and trans-genders have approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commissions (WBHRC) seeking its intervention as their "human rights were violated".

Members of the city-based NGO Durbar Mahila Samanway Committee - a leading body of sex workers in the state - and Association of Trans-gender in Bengal Wednesday filed a petition to the WBHRC detailing the complaint.

A commission official said both bodies complained they felt "insulted and humiliated" at the remarks and sought the commission`s intervention.

The commission has assured to look into the matter.

On Jan 28, a senior All India Forward Bloc leader had termed the Trinamool "opportunistic" and compared its behaviour to that of a sex worker.

Hitting back, a Trinamool minister had then dubbed the Forward Bloc as a trans-gender for its inability to protest against the atrocities of the CPI-M during the Left Front rule.


First Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:39

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