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Women reeling behind bars in Jaipur and Udaipur have joined hands in the fight against COVID-19

Women reeling behind bars in Jaipur and Udaipur have joined hands in the fight against COVID-19 and are contributing in making face masks to check the virus spread.

They want to be called as COVID-19 warriors. Also they want that the society’s perception about them should be changed. 

They don’t want to be recognised as criminals any more, but they want to emerges as warriors in this war against the unseen enemy, confirmed jail officials.

While in Jaipur, these women prisoners have made around 80,000 masks, in Udaipur too, prisoners in women have made 4000 masks.

The masks made by women are high in demand and are earning laurels from different departments, said Monica Agrawal, SP, Jaipur Mahila Jail.

Our jail shop named ‘Ashayen’ is selling these masks to different departments including CBI, IB, PHQ, amongst many others.

The opportunity is helping department to fill its coffers as a single mask costs Rs 8 and this amount hence is being deposited into our accounts department, says Monica.

The prisoners are also been paid their daily allowance, she says further.

Monica informs that the women prisoners were highly exited when they came to know that they shall be making masks for people. 

They are disappointed for being called as “criminals” and hence are quite happy to serve people by making face masks for them

“We now have a chance to change public mindsets. This is one way we can wash away our sins, Monica quotes the prisoners.

Even in Udaipur jail, there are 42 women in the Mahila Bandi Sudhar Grah, who have been working 24*7  to get masks ready.

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