DCW seeks police response over brothels in GB Road

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday has sought response from the Delhi Police regarding inhuman conditions in the brothels at GB Road.

The commission took suo moto cognisance of the inhuman conditions and stated that there is an acute shortage of food as well as personal hygiene material in these brothels. Further, these brothels are very small enclosed spaces where over two thousand women and children currently reside.

This is a very serious matter wherein lives of thousands of women are at stake. As such, the threat of spread of a pandemic becomes much worse in such confined spaces. Therefore it is imperative that adequate steps are taken in this regard urgently.

The commission has asked the police to state the steps taken to enforce lockdown and social distancing measures in the area and the status of availability of food and personal hygiene materials in the area and details of steps taken to ensure the same.

The commission has asked the Delhi Police to submit its report by April 6.