It was a heart-rending scene at the Prakasam District Court complex as sex workers and transgenders poured out their tale of woes.

Chairing the meet organised by the District Legal Services Authority here on Monday, Principal District Judge A.Radhakrishna assured them their rights.

The socially-wronged people sought the judge’s intervention for getting ration cards, house sites, end to harassment by the police and educational opportunities for their children.

“You can knock on the doors of the DLSA anytime. We will not only give a patient hearing, but do our best to resolve your problems by providing legal aid and all assistance in getting ration cards and Aadhaar cards,” said Mr Radhakrishna.