SYNOPSIS OF THE PIL ( PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION)
Guria filed a Public interest litigation in the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Allahabad citing example of 9 cases in order to draw the attention of the Hon’ble Court towards the new modus operandi of the human traffickers wherein they are misleading the Hon’ble High Court and getting protection orders and thereby pre-empting any action that could have been taken by the Police against them. This writ was filed in order to get directions in respect of those minor girls/children who are being trafficked/ abducted through fake marriages by the human traffickers. The human traffickers abuse these trafficked victims physically, mentally and sexually by keeping her under their possession. These traffickers use marriage as the easiest tool for trafficking of minor girls/children and after marriage these traffickers, in order to escape the legal trap, appear before the Hon’ble High Court along with the victims filing a writ petition stating that they are major, married by consent and are living like husband-wife. They also produce fake documents in support of the said marriage and age and take advantage of the sensitiveness of the Hon’ble High Court towards honour killing and hence these traffickers get arrest stays.
The Hon’ble High Court after hearing on 30.05.2014 accepted the public interest litigation and called for a complete report on the matter from the Union of India, State of Uttar Pradesh as well as the Director General of Police Uttar Pradesh State.