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‘Minor Girl Sold to Family in Rajasthan’: Tripura HC Closes Suo Moto PIL Based on ‘Positive Stands’ Taken by Authorities

The Tripura High Court on Friday closed the suo-moto PIL registered against the plight of a minor girl aged about 14 years, native of North Tripura, who was sold to a family in Rajasthan due to abject poverty of her family. The division comprised of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice S Talapatra has disposed of the PIL after it was informed that the 14-yr-old was brought back to Tripura, with liberty to the all the concerned authorities to make an application in case any interference is required by the Court in similar cases. The bench noted that the authorities had swung into action and were taking positive steps to remedy similar cases. The National Commission for Child Protections had informed the Court that four minors from Tripura were found struggling in the state of Uttar Pradesh and efforts were being made to bring them back.

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