Bihar sex workers flesh out money for flood victims


Purnia (Bihar): As Bihar battles its worst deluge in years, relief for the flood victims is coming from unexpected quarters. Sex workers in Purnia are out on the streets to flesh out money from the public for the victims.


"We are fine here. We have houses to live. But we don't get to see the suffering of those who are braving the floods, and those whose homes are destroyed. So we are collecting money for them," says a sex worker Muskan.


Agrees musician Mohammad Mustakin, "We, dancers and musicians, will do whatever we can to help," he says.


The sex workers say they were moved by images of the suffering of flood victims. "We are hurt by whatever we see on TV. And we will do whatever we can by collecting money," says a sex worker Ratna.


The floods have affected normal business in red light areas as well but that is not stopping these women from coming out to do their bit. The response to this initiative has been warm in most places.