Minor girl forced to sell bodies and indulge in immoral activities for survival, HC takes cognisance

Jul29,2020
minor girl law insider
minor girl law insider

By Rupali Gupta-

The Allahabad HC taken suo moto on minor girls in Chitrakoot have been allegedly forced to trade their body for survival cognizance on the basis of a letter sent by Advocate Abhishek Atrey, to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.

Advocate Abhishek published his report in the India today magazine and also broadcasted on India today news live tv, in which he has stated that a minor girl from Chitrakoot have been forced to do unethical activities against meager wages. He also put allegations that this kind of activities is the violation of child labour(prohibition and regulation) act, 1986.

This case is headed by division bench comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh had said about the matter,

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.”

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