Yesterday Freedom Firm rescued 3 girls from Meerganj, Allahabad’s red-light area. 2 of the girls appear to be around 15 years old and the other seems to be around 17 years old. The brothel keeper was also arrested and sections from the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act were included in the FIR.

The raid took place soon after Freedom Firm staff met the Director General of Police in Lucknow, UP, who issued a letter to the Senior Superintendent of Police (S.S.P.) in Allahabad stating that information of minor girls in prostitution is an urgent matter and instructing the police to respond immediately. This finally happened after more than 2 months of effort to rescue minor girls in Allahabad.