Indian shelter for sex workers' daughters unable to find home
Published on Jun 12, 2014 9:52 PM
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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