Hyderabad: U.Durga Prasad Rao, Justice of Hyderabad high court pointed out that none of the section as immoral Traffic Act, 1956 described a customer as an offender. As the criminal proceedings against a petitioner who was a customer, would amount to abuse process of law.
“Before parting, I will be failing in my duty if I do not vent my view on the present enactment .Law or literature cannot have a more noble aim than depicting evil of society and suggesting eradicative measures”.
The judge felt that this was the reason about the Gurajada Appa Rao had penned Kanyasulkam exposing the obnoxious practice of parents marrying their infant daughters to septuagenarians and octogenarians for money.
“Viewing in the context, no doubt the Act 1956 is a piece of legislation aimed at preventing tafficiking of women”, said the judge.
The judge added, “The point is whether the said noble aim can be achieved by merely making organisers of brothel houses and pimps s offenders while letting the customers of lets go scot-free, the vicious circle of immoral trafficking will not to be completed without active participation with the customers”.
The justice Vilas V.Afzulpurkar of the Hyderabad high court reserved his orders on the petitions seeking to declare action on the chairman of Telangana State Legislative council and the speaker of Telangana state Legislative Assembly for not disqualifying five MLCs and three MLAs under the Anti-Defection rule.
The disqualification applications are pending before the concerned chairman and speaker. The supreme court judgement, he said judicial interference was not proper prior to the decision of the chairman and speaker on the issue and there was limited scope for court interference in such problems.