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Govt view sought on PIL seeking ban on prostitution

The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government and police to respond to a PIL seeking a direction for appropriate steps to ban prostitution from GB Road, pleading that it was affecting students and residents of nearby locality.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2013 12:14 AM IST

The Delhi high court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government and police to respond to a PIL seeking a direction for appropriate steps to ban prostitution from GB Road, pleading that it was affecting students and residents of nearby locality.

The court issued notices to the MCD, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) besides Delhi government and city police and sought their replies by April 10.

The bench was hearing a PIL filed by Kamran Siddiqui, a social worker, and sought the court's direction "to remove the illegal, immoral and unhygienic activities from GB Road, which are affecting school and college students adversely and nuisance to the residents of near locality".

The petition said the Anglo Arabic School, Ghaziuddin Khan Tomb and a hardware market were situated close to GB Road.

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