Minor girls forced to sell body in Chitrakoot, Allahabad HC takes cognizance

The Allahabad High Court took suo muto cognizance of a letter sent to by an advocate, stating that minor girls in Chitrakoot who were allegedly forced to trade their body for their survival. The court has sent notice to the District Magistrate and Chairman, District Legal Authority, Chitrakoot to inquire into the entire matter.

The e-mail was sent by Abhishek Atrey, a practicing advocate at Supreme Court of India, to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.

The bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has taken cognizance on this matter on the report given by India Today magazine.

Serious allegations have also leveled up pertaining to violation of child labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986

Reports have to be submitted to the court by July 28.

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