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RAM takes up sex workers’ plight with UN human rights chief

Shillong, Sept 4:  Rot Association of Meghalaya (RAM) has taken up its plight with Michelle Bachelet Jeria, United Nations High Commissioner for human rights.

In a statement issued on Saturday, RAM president  I. Kharmuti said during the telephonic conversation, the intervention of  the official was sought on the issue  of legalising sex trade in Meghalaya and rest of the country.

Kharmuti also submitted her complaints to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) against Meghalaya government, police and the Meghalaya Human Rights Commission for their disinterest in solving issues related to sex trade and sex workers in Meghalaya.

RAM also complained to the OHCHR against Meghalaya police for not responding to past complaints filed and also hesitancy to take up fresh FIRs.

The commissioner for human rights, who is also the former president of Chile for two terms (2006 – 2010 and 2014 – 2018) assured the Rot Association of Meghalaya that she would speak to the Indian government on all these issues and also bring them to the table in the next UN session.

According to Kharmuti, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has also suggested Sanjibita McDonald Tariang Sen, who is the Vice Consul at the British Deputy High Commission, Kolkata as the new publicity secretary of RAM.

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