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'Right to dignity': SC directs issuance of Aadhaar cards to sex workers

The Supreme Court passed its verdict directing issuance of Aadhaar cards to sex workers who were deprived of basic necessities and ration. They also stressed on maintaining due secrecy in the process

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The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the issuance of Aadhaar cards to sex workers based on a proforma certificate issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and observed that every person has a fundamental right to be treated with dignity.
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said there should be no breach of the confidentiality of the sex workers and their identity should not be revealed.
"Aadhaar cards shall be issued to sex workers on the basis of a proforma certificate issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and submitted by a gazetted officer at the

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 4:58 PM IST

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