Probe if tribal women forced into untoward activities: HC | Allahabad News

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Prayagraj: The Allahabad high court has directed the district magistrate in addition to the chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot, to investigate into the episode of small tribal women, that are working in mines that are illegal, allegedly being pressured into untoward activities against meagre salary.
Dr. Abhishek Atrey, a practicing advocate at Supreme Court, had delivered an email addressed to the Chief Justice of the high court. The same has been treated as a petition for writ in general attention.
Hearing the PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh led both the DM, Chitrakoot and in addition to chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot to publish their distinct reports by July 28.
The court directed the registry of the court to deliver a note of the request into the DM, Chitrakoot and chairman, District Legal Services Authority of Chitrakoot by facsimile within two weeks and mended July 28 as the next date of hearing of this circumstance.
From the email, it had been said citing media reports which from Chitrakoot district, small girls are made to enter immoral activities against meagre salary. Along with this, serious allegations were levelled pertaining to breach of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
According to some media accounts, little girls from poor families are made to operate in illegal mines of Chitrakoot district for survival, however, the builders and middlemen don’t cover their salary readily. These women must trade their bodies in exchange for their meagre salary.
Passing the above mentioned directives, the court observed,”Having considered the material on record, we deem it appropriate to guide the district magistrate, Chitrakoot along with also the chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot to investigate into the whole matter as referred from the report supplied by some media classes.”
The court handed this order July 22.

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