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In pics: How Jawaharlal Nehru's birthplace has turned into prostitution hub

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  • Nov 15, 2013, 01:39 AM IST
In pics: How Jawaharlal Nehru's birthplace has turned into prostitution hub
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Meergunj/Lucknow: Little had anyone known that the place which gave birth to a leader like Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, would one day turn into a prostitution hub.
 
Meergunj in Allahabad today has become India's one of the biggest markets of flesh trade.

Contrary to the general perception that Jawaharlal Nehru was born with a silver spoon, he was born to a struggling lawyer Motilal Nehru in a rented house in Meerganj.

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    In pics: How Jawaharlal Nehru's birthplace has turned into prostitution hub
    Motilal Nehru was a barrister and after high court shifted from Agra to Allahabad, the Nehru family moved to a posh locality in Civil Lines area in a rented bungalow. Later, they shifted to Anand Bhavan. 
     
    But the condition of Meergunj deteriorated day by day.
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    Meergunj has been transformed into a full fledged market of flesh trade. Some local leaders even tried to free the area from the prostitution business, but they could not get success.

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    After his birth, Nehru spent two-three years in Meergunj. He was emotionally connected with Allahabad which is evident from many of his memoirs. He once said that "one feels proud after visiting Allahabad". But little had he known that the area  will one day turn into the infamous Meergunj Red Light area.

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    Apart from local girls, many women from West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Nepal and Bangladesh are trafficked trafficked to Meergunj for prostitution.

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