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Meerut Sex Workers come Out In Support Of Hazare

PTI 20 Aug 2011, 16:14:05 IST

Meerut, Aug 20 :  After transgenders, sex workers in the Kabadi Bazar area of Meerut district have joined the anti corruption crusade of Anna Hazare by observing a day's fast.

“We fasted for a day and switched off lights in all brothels. We also offered candle light prayers in front of Hazare's photograph yesterday,” Usha, who runs a local brothel, said.

“Corruption affects us as much as it affects other people. So we have unanimously decided to support Anna,” she said.

“Our step is an indication that if injustice is meted out to Anna, we will shut down the brothels and take to the streets to protest,” she added.

Transgenders and sex-workers yesterday in cities including Nashik, Ahmednagar, Surat and Vadodara had come out in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.   PTI