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Allahabad High Court Takes Cognizance in the Matter of Minor Girls Forced to Sell Bodies and Indulge in Immoral Activities for Survival [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 31 Jul 2020 9:23pm

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On Wednesday, 29 July 2020, the Allahabad High Court has taken Suo moto cognizance on the basis of a letter sent addressed to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Govind Mathur by Advocate Abhishek Atrey who is a practicing advocate at Supreme Court of India. 

The letter stated that minor girls in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, have been allegedly forced to trade their bodies for survival. Advocate Abhishek stated that district Chitrakoot minor girls have been forced to enter immoral activities against meager wages. 

He has also leveled serious allegations pertaining to violation of the Child Labor (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. The two Judges of the High Court Comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh took note of the matter and submitted a notice of the petition to the District Magistrate and the Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority of Chitrakoot by fax within two days. 

The court stated, “Having considered the material available on record, we deem it appropriate to direct the District Magistrate, Chitrakoot and the Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot to inquire into the entire matter as referred in the report given by India Today Magazine. The District Magistrate as well as Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot are required to submit their separate reports to this Court on or before 28th July 2020.” 

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 seeks to eliminate any type of child exploitation in the field of jobs and prohibits the involvement of children in any kind of… Continue Reading...


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