DCW chairperson Swati Jaihind said the commission would ask Delhi Police to send legal notices to those failing to appear before the commission. “The details of brothel owners received from various agencies gave different names for same brothels. Summons of the owners who have refused to receive the notices have been pasted outside those brothels. All owners have been asked to come with their identity and address proofs,“ Jaihind said.
Earlier, the commission had formed a committee of senior officials of the north corporation, Delhi Police, Delhi Jal Board, BSES and the fire department, the district magistrate and representatives of prominent NGOs to identify brothel owners. “GB Road has become a hub for human trafficking, especially of minors, from different parts of the country . These girls are kept in extremely inhuman conditions and exploited on a daily basis by the brothel owners. DCW seeks to end prostitution on GB Road as well as rehabilitate these women,“ Jaihind said.
Most prostitutes have no other means of livelihood if they give up sex work. “We are working on with the government to draft a long-term rehabilitation plan,“ the DCW chairperson said.
DCW has already set up an expert committee on rehabilitation of survivors of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. It will have representatives from all stakeholders, including NGOs, the police and the government.The committee will submit its report within two months.
The committee has been told to draft a state-level policy, develop models for rehabilitation, assess the issues faced by children of the prostitutes at GB Road and prepare an action plan to give life choices to them.