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Indian shelter for sex workers' daughters unable to find home

Published on Jun 12, 2014 9:52 PM
 
Members of the local charity Kranti, meaning 'revolution' in Hindi, sit together as they wait for their landlord amid packed belongings at their rented residence they have to vacate by day's end in Mumbai on June 12, 2014. The Mumbai shelter for sex workers' daughters is struggling to find a home after being turfed out of its premises and turned down by 200 potential landlords - a fate its founder believes is due to deep-rooted prejudice. -- PHOTO: AFP 

MUMBAI (AFP) - A Mumbai shelter for sex workers' daughters is struggling to find a home after being turfed out of its premises and turned down by 200 potential landlords - a fate its founder believes is due to deep-rooted prejudice.

The charity Kranti - meaning "revolution" in Hindi - for the past three years rented a single north Mumbai apartment where it housed a dozen girls from the city's red-light districts.

But director Robin Chaurasiya said she was unable to renew their latest contract when it ran out and has since been refused by another 200 places - as well receiving scant help from local officials.

"We have met with so many politicians and none of them were willing to help us," she said.

 
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