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