Rehab: Prostitutes soon to be successful techies of India?

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New Delhi, Aug 3: Prostitutes and sex workers can be successful techies of India if they are provided with apt technical training, said the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Aug 2.

"If sex workers are given proper technical training, they will be able to come out of sex work and instead earn their livelihood through their technical skills instead of by selling their bodies. That will enable them to live a life of dignity," said the apex court.

Trying to focus on the dire circumstances of the sex workers, the court urged the people to sympathise with poor women who are forced to move in the occupation to survive from poverty and other ill-effects of the society.

The court also asked the youth to join the campaign to rescue sex workers who wants rehabilitation. A new e-mail ID - panelonsexworkers @ will be created to receive inputs from general public.

The court also claimed that sex workers will not move forward with simple rehabilitation plans, rather concrete cause and government assurance will help them (sex workers) to come forward.

"We are fully conscious of the fact that simply by our orders, the sex workers will not be rehabilitated immediately," said the Supreme Court and also added, "The states should not only come out with schemes indicating therein rehabilitation of the sex workers but they should also demonstrate their commitment to the cause by coming out with some concrete results, at least in phases."

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